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S. Korea reports this year's 1st heat-related death

All News 22:29 July 03, 2022

SEOUL, July 3 (Yonhap) -- South Korea on Sunday reported its first heat-related death this year amid a scorching heat wave nationwide.

A man in his 40s was found collapsed while moving farm produce at a market in South Gyeongsang Province on Friday. He was taken to a hospital but pronounced dead, according to the interior ministry.

Another man in his 50s was found collapsed at a park in Bucheon, west of Seoul, earlier Sunday and was taken to a hospital, where he died.

Hospital staff told local media the man is presumed to have suffered a heatstroke, as his temperature was 42 C when he arrived.

His death has not been officially counted yet as heat-related.

An elderly merchant waves a fan to cool himself amid a summer heat wave in Seoul on July 3, 2022. (Yonhap)


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