Heat waves in Japan nearly 900 people were hospitalized with heat stroke

July 8, 2013. In Japan, a growing number of victims of heat waves, resulting in the died have at least one person. On Monday, the number of people hospitalized with heat stroke has reached 893, said with reference to the local fire service broadcaster NHK.

According to them, seven of hospitalized in serious condition, unconscious. There are reports of mass hospitalization of students participating in sports activities outdoors, RIA "Novosti".

Mmo Japan on Monday issued a warning of extreme heat (above 30 degrees), almost the entire country. In 94 out of 927 observation points the temperature exceeded 35 degrees Celsius.

In Yamanashi Prefecture, the temperature rose to 38 degrees Celsius, in the prefectures of Gunma and Gifu — up to 37 degrees in Tokyo — above 35 degrees. The greatest number of hospitalizations recorded in the east of the island of Honshu, and its central regions.

According to ITAR-TASS, the temperature in several prefectures of the island varies between 35 and 40 degrees Celsius. Meteorologists warn that the heat will continue through at least the end of the week.

Source: NEWSru.com


In Japan, because of the heat in the hospital were 700 people

July 8, 2013. Extremely intense heat in Japan continues to claim lives. In just the last Sunday of heat stroke in the Japanese were taken to hospitals 689 people. One person was killed and five others remain unconscious in critical condition.

According to local media, the victim received a Japanese heat stroke, doing cleaning up the streets. He died in hospital without regaining consciousness — the doctors were powerless to help him.

Sunday was for many areas of the island nation of record hot. temperature records were broken this year in the metropolitan Tokyo (35,4 ° C), in Mie Prefecture (37 ° C), as well as in the prefectures of Ibaraki and Gifu (36 ° C). The situation is exacerbated by the fact that not even the night brings a welcome coolness of the people of Japan — the air temperature is kept at around +25 … +27 ° C. As a result, the human body does not have time to move away from the heat and becomes even more susceptible to heat stroke.

Meanwhile, in the near future the situation in Japan is unlikely to change for the better — is forecast local weather forecasters, the air temperature at the beginning of the week in the central and southern regions of the country (including in the capital, Kyoto, Osaka, and Fukuoka) does not fall below 34 … +36 ° C.

Source: News Gismeteo

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