Swiss diaspora over mega heat wave in Canada

Swiss diaspora over mega heat wave in Canada

It is getting hot in Canada. The city of Lytton, in the province of British Columbia, measured 49.5 degrees last week – it’s never been this warmer in the North American country since records began! Extreme weather has consequences: The heat caused dozens of wildfires. It practically knocked Lytton to the ground on Thursday.

After Loo in Canada: In this way the flames quickly extinguish the whole place(01:19)

Residents are battling high temperatures. More than a hundred people have already died, and the heat has decimated them. Swiss expat Hanspeter Barth (76) is currently experiencing a mega heat wave first hand. “We have between 41 and 43 degrees here,” he tells Blick. Barth lives with his wife in a self-built chalet outside the small village of Harrop – in the province of British Columbia, which has been hit hard by the heat.

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