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Heatwave kills 3, hospitalises 2,500 in Japan

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 15:09
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Extreme temperatures and very hot sunshine have killed 3 citizens and sent over 2,500 to hospital across Japan in one week, the govt said Tuesday. The mercury hit 39.1 Celsius (102.4 Fahrenheit) in Yamanashi in the center of the country on Tuesday, while lots of other spots recorded temperatures of 35 Celsius or more.

A total of 2,594 citizens were hospitalized in the 1st week of July because of the outcomes of heat, with 3 of them dying, the fire and disaster management agency said in a report. Over 42 % of them were aged 65 or older, the agency said.

Incidents of kids being hospitalized after outdoor school events were also recorded.

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