Tokyo kids escape from the heat in the fountain

The number of hospitalizations for the week, heat-related, was the second since 2008, when it began to conduct such statistics.

In Japan in the period from 29 July to 4 August the heat had died 57 persons, hospitalization was required in 18 of 347 people. This reports the Kyodo News, citing data from the government Agency for emergency situations on Thursday, 6 August.

The number of hospitalizations for the week, heat-related, was the second since 2008, when the government began keeping such statistics. 54.3% of hospitalized people aged 65 years and older.

Of all the victims the doctors found the most serious condition of 729 patients who will take at least three weeks of treatment. Most hospitalizations were in Tokyo – 1857 per week. By 9 am on 6 August in Tokyo was already 32.5 degrees, the Agency said.

Tuesday morning in Tokyo and the vicinity disconnect the power supply on several lines of railway. It happened at 8:30. In one of the de-energized trains, not air-conditioned, 15 passengers got sick, they complained of dizziness and numbness of extremities. As reported by the fire Department of Tokyo, hospitalization was required in nine of them.

We will remind, a week ago it was reported 5664 hospitalized from the heat in Japan. Then passed away 11 people.

In the past year because of the intense heat and record high temperatures in Japan killed more than 150 people, tens of thousands were in the hospital.

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