At least 23 people were killed and over 12,000 sought medical help due to heatwaves across Japan over the last week, the country’s Fire Department said on Wednesday.
The agency released data was collected from August 5-11, local media reported. The largest number of victims were recorded from the Japanese capital of Tokyo where about 1,460 people were taken to hospitals.
In some areas of the country, the temperature was above 102 degrees Fahrenheit. Experts warn that high temperatures in Japan can remain for at least two weeks. .