At least 23 people were killed and over 12.7 thousand were hospitalized due to the heats in Japan, Japan Times reported.
“The 23 deaths were recorded in 20 prefectures outside the capital, while Tokyo had the highest number of people sent to hospitals at 1,465, followed by Saitama Prefecture at 977 and Osaka Prefecture at 897,” the source noted.
Experts warn that high temperatures in Japan can persist for about another two weeks, in this regard, they urge people to use air conditioners and try not to be outdoors for a long time, as well as drink water constantly.
According to the source, those aged 65 and older accounted for 54.9 percent of the total.
The number of victims exceeds the mark of 10 thousand people for the third week in a row.