Heatwave grips Japan after deadly floods

Hot spell has claimed more than 30 lives and complicated post-flood recovery efforts

A heatwave in Japan has killed more than 30 people and complicated recovery efforts after recent flooding.

In three prefectures that bore the brunt of the deadly floods and landslides – Hiroshima, Okayama and Ehime – 145 people were hospitalised with heatstroke symptoms on Thursday as temperatures soared above 35C.

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