488 illicit drug overdose deaths in B.C. during first four months
The total number of overdose deaths in B.C. will surpass 1,400 in 2017, a huge increase over the record 935 deaths that were recorded in 2016.
136 people died of suspected drug overdose in April, a 97 per cent increase over the number of deaths occurring in the same month last year. That’s 4.5 deaths per day.