Heatwave kills 2 in Japan, hundreds taken to hospital
Two people died and hundreds were treated in hospital after a heatwave swept across Japan over the weekend, officials said.
A 74-year-old women collapsed while working in a greenhouse in Chiba on Saturday and was later pronounced dead. In Ibaraki, a 61-year-old collapsed in her garden and died.
On Sunday, a 76-year-old man was taken to hospital unconscious in Sera after collapsing near a river bank.
“He is suspected of having a heatstroke,” a local ambulance worker told AFP.
More than 300 people were treated at hospitals on Saturday alone as temperatures in the country went over 30 deg C.