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Former President Carter becomes ill while building houses in Canada

Former President Carter becomes ill while building houses in Canada
Jimmy Carter on Oct. 23, 2016 (John Bazemore / Associated Press)

Jimmy Carter on Thursday was treated for dehydration in Canada, where the former president was helping build houses for Habitat for Humanity.

Habitat for Humanity said in a statement that the 92-year-old Carter was "dehydrated working in the hot sun" at a build site in Winnipeg. Carter told Habitat officials he was OK, and encouraged volunteers to keep building, the organization said.

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News outlets reported that firefighters and paramedics arrived at site, and CBC News said Carter was taken to a hospital.

Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, are in the middle of a weeklong project building houses in various Canadian cities. It is the 34th time the Carters have volunteered to build houses for the Atlanta-based charity.

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