The Durham Police Department has confirmed that eight sudden deaths were among the 329 reported events they received on Christmas Day in Durham, England.
According to BBC, none of the deaths are believed to be suspicious.
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These fatalities are being described as extremely frightening in a video that is currently circulating online, claiming that usually, the average sudden death is less than 1 per week.
“So first of all, tragic news, Christmas day, there were eight sudden deaths in county Durham,” a man said in a video. “Eight sudden deaths on Christmas day.”
“There are extremely ridiculous amount of people that are just dying suddenly. But somebody’s [requested] a freedom of information request in (FOIA). They want to know how many people. So this is on the government’s website. And they want to know police supply the number of fatalities resulting in sudden deaths during the last five years. So what is how many people normally on an average year die suddenly?”
According to the data from the government website, the total for sudden cardiac deaths for the last five years is as follows: 58 (20216), 43 (2017), 31 (2018), 43 (2019), and 44 (2020).
“So we say that’s about an average. 40 a year, that’s less than one a week. On Christmas day, we have eight,” he continued.
“We are seeing celebrities just dropping dead. Radio hosts are dropping dead while doing the radio show. Artists are dying on stage. At the world cup, three presenters died. You must see this yourself now. Another one’s just dropped dead suddenly, another one dies suddenly, and another one unexplained death. At the moment, the UK is seeing 1500 excess deaths a week.
Most of them are coming from heart conditions and they are dying suddenly,” he added.