The sizzling temperatures in Japan last month saw a record number of people falling ill, according to the country’s Fire and Disaster Management Agency.
Around 15,657 people were hospitalized due to heatstroke in June, the data showed.
The figure doubled from 2011 when 6,980 people reportedly fell ill due to rising temperatures, Tokyo-based Kyodo News reported on Wednesday.
The heatwave caused 17 deaths last month, surpassing 14 in 2011.
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