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17 August 2007: Mercury hits 40.9C in Tajimi city, 400km west of Tokyo, topping previous record of 40.8C: seven dead in Japanese heat wave

Posted by gmarkets on 3 September, 2007

Temperatures hit record highs in Japan yesterday as a heat wave swept the country, leaving several people dead, reported The Age. In Tamiji City, 400km west of Tokyo, the mercury hit 40.9C, topping the previous record of 40.8C logged in 1933, the meterological agency said. At least seven elderly people have died from heatstroke in the past two days, including a man, 59, found dead in his living room in a city near Tokyo.The Age, 17/8/2007

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