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In this file photo taken on July 3, 2018, women and children play in the water fountains at the Place des Arts in Montreal, Canada on a hot summer day. AFP

Canada heatwave death toll reaches 70

WT Desk

A heatwave in Quebec in eastern Canada has now been blamed for 70 deaths, officials said Monday. Thirty-four of the fatalities were recorded in Montreal, the provincial health ministry told AFP.

Previously, the toll was 54 dead.

The heatwave has hit eastern Canada since early July but only Quebec has recorded a rise in deaths linked to the scorching temperatures.

In 2010 around 100 people in the Montreal area died because of stifling heat.

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