4 people dead in Japan because of heat stroke

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More than 2 thousand people were hospitalized from May 20 to 26 with a heatstroke, four people died, according to the fire brigade of Japan, which is in charge of the ambulance service.

According to the source, 2053 people were hospitalized because of the heat. This is four times more than a week earlier. All the dead people are from different parts of the country.

The sharp rise in heat-hit victims is due to the unexpectedly hot weather that has swept through most parts of the country, including the northernmost Japanese island of Hokkaido.

Mortality from heat will increase fivefold by 2080, scientists said.

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