If early indications are anything to go by, last summer’s heatwave in Japan might not hold on to its record status for long.
As the mercury climbed to a new all-time high in one part of Japan last week, the boiling temperatures sent five times as many people to the hospital for heatstroke compared to the same period last summer.
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Nearly 3,000 people were rushed to the hospital in the week ending June 26, according to the Fire and Disaster Management Agency.
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