Foreign Affairs
30 die in Japan heatwave

Over 30 persons have died in Japan, and hundreds more are being treated in hospital as a result of high temperatures in the country over the past seven days.

The temperature has hit nearly 41 degrees Celsius, which is the highest ever temperature recorded in the country in the past five years.

The authorities in Japan have issued warnings for the public to take steps and remain cool, including increased consumption of cool liquids and staying indoors during the hottest part of the day. For those unable to do this, among them construction workers, special jackets equipped with air conditioning are being provided.

 

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