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35 South Koreans die due to heat

SEOUL – The death toll in South Korea as a result of the extreme heat that has risen to 35. The victims fell prey to a heat stroke, said the Korean health authorities on Friday.

Agents with an umbrella against the sun.

This summer, the number of deaths from heat stroke three to five times as high as in previous years. So far, since may of this year, 2,800 people included with complications as a result of the heat.

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The summer heat on the Korean peninsula hit after the rainy season in July. On Wednesday it was in the northeast of the country and 41 degrees Celsius is measured, the highest temperature ever in the country. Also in North Korea mourn the inhabitants under the heat. According to the staatskrant Rodong Sinmun is the heat wave to compare to a natural disaster.

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