31 July 2012, 13:09

Japan heat wave death toll rises to 30

Japan heat wave death toll rises to 30

At least 30 people have already died due to extreme heat in Japan, with more than 8,000 others rushed to hospital, including elderly people.

In the past week, air temperatures have reached 37 degrees Celsius in the Gumma, Kyoto and Hyogo prefectures.

Abnormally hot weather has been persisting in Japan since July 9. 

TASS

 

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