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At least 233 dead in British Columbia amid historic heat wave

More than 230 people have died since Friday as a result of the historic heat wave in British Columbia, Chief Coroner Lisa Lapointe said in a statement Tuesday.

Why it matters: The heatwave in the Pacific Northwest has shattered records and alarmed scientists. In Lytton, British Columbia the temperature soared to 121°F on Tuesday, conditions which, in North America, are usually reserved for the desert Southwest.

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