Heat Wave in Japan Kills Six People and Sends Thousands to Hospitals

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Tokyo, Jul 11 (Prensa Latina) At least six people died and more than 4,000 were hospitalized in Japan, due to the heat wave recorded last week, the Fire Department reported today.

The source said that the number of people in hospitals exceeded 600 during last weekend and most of them were people over 65 years of age.

The highest temperature reached 36 degrees Celsius and was recorded in the island of Hokkaido, in the country’s northern region.

In 2005, Japan experienced a heat wave that caused 25 deaths in one week and more than 11,000 people that were sent to hospitals for emergencies, due to symptoms caused by high temperatures.

 

(Source: PLEnglish.com)

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