65 people dead in “unprecedented” heatwave in Japan
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The Guardian : An “unprecedented” heatwave in Japan has killed at least 65 people in one week, government officials have said, with the weather agency classifying the record-breaking weather as a natural disaster.


The deaths in the week to Sunday were due to heatstroke, while another 22,647 people were admitted to hospital, the Japanese fire and disaster management agency said.


Both figures were the worst ever for any week during the summer since the agency began recording heatstroke deaths in July 2008, an agency spokesman said.

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