Japan's heat wave claims 44 lives

Updated:8 months ago IST

New Delhi, Jul 23 (ANI): At least 44 people have died across Japan as extreme heat waves continue to grip the East Asia nation. Japan Meteorological Agency has alerted people to take appropriate measures to counter the scorching heat. Keeping oneself hydrated, staying away from direct sunlight, and the use of air conditioners is encouraged, with the agency warning that the "potential for heat illness is higher than usual." With the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics due to start in two years' time, authorities have predicted high temperatures for Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu islands, where the mercury is likely to rise up or even cross the 35 degree Celsius mark, with the Hokkaido island likely to be spared from the sweltering heat.

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