In Japan, for a week with heat stroke were hospitalized nearly 700 people

© AFP 2017 / PHILIPPE LOPEZСкорая help. Japan. Archival photoIn Japan, for a week with heat stroke were hospitalized nearly 700 people© AFP 2017 / PHILIPPE LOPEZ

Nearly 700 people were in the hospital in Japan for a week with heat stroke, said the fire service, which in Japan is also responsible for the ambulance service.

From 12 to 18 June in the hospital because of the heat was delivered to 697 people, two died. Compared to the previous week the number of hospitalized increased by 101 people. Hospitalization was required 228 victims. More than 50% of the victims of the heat being over the age of 65 years.

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