Forty-two dead as capital hit with highest temperatures in more than a century

At least 42 people have died in South Korea, as the country grapples with a record heatwave with temperatures unseen in more than 100 years.

This is the highest number of deaths since South Korea began officially counting casualties due to heat in 2011. More than 3,400 people have been treated for heat-related illnesses, such as heat stroke, since the end of May, officials said.

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