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Japan heatwave kills 15, thousands hospitalised

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 15:26

Sweltering summer heat in Japan has left at least 15 people dead over the past week, while more than 8,000 others were rushed to hospital with heatstroke symptoms, official figures showed Tuesday.

Japan heatwave kills four, sends 900 to hospital

Last Updated: Friday, August 12, 2011, 16:11

The mercury has risen above 35 degrees centigrade for three days in a row in much of Japan.