Thirteen people were killed, more than 5.4 thousand hospitalized in Japan due to the established throughout the country hot weather agency reported Tuesday citing Kyodo updates authorities.
A recent report by management, serving as first aid and rescue services, provided data for the week from 16 to 22 July. Thus, according to the document, 13 people were killed, 5000 467 people were hospitalized.
Most often the victims of heat are people working in the open air — in the field or on construction. Among hospitalized — children and the elderly.
In much of the country, except for the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, install heat above 30 degrees. According to the forecasts of meteorologists, the weather to change in the next few days. Over the weekend, according to forecasts, the heat intensified and the air temperature will reach 35-36 degrees.
On television in every news release distributed warning of heat stroke, and calls to monitor the state of health, drink more water, tea and drinks rich in mineral salts. Employees of nursing service at home elderly bypass and check the temperature in the room and the air conditioner.