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[Graphic News] Heat wave kills 27, sickens more than 2,000

By Nam Kyung-don
  • Published : Jul 29, 2018 - 18:27
  • Updated : Jul 29, 2018 - 18:27




A heat wave in South Korea had killed at least 27 people, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sunday.

A total 2,042 people were medically treated for heatstroke and other heat-related symptoms from May 20 to July 28, government officials said.

Sixty percent of patients were older than 50, however those 20-40 have also been at risk of illness as the record heat wave continues.