Another 22,647 hospitalised as record-breaking weather is declared a natural disaster

An “unprecedented” heatwave in Japan has killed at least 65 people in one week, government officials have said, with the weather agency classifying the record-breaking weather as a natural disaster.

The deaths in the week to Sunday were due to heatstroke, while another 22,647 people were hospitalised, the Japanese fire and disaster management agency said.

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