August 18, 2016 10:44
Seoul has seen its hottest month on record. According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, the average temperature in the capital for the month was 29.7 degrees Celsius, the highest since records began in 1907.
Sixteen people nationwide died from heat-related illnesses, also the most since statistics started in 2011. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the deaths were caused by heatstroke, heat edema or heat cramps.
Authorities advised people to keep hydrated and stay indoors as much as possible. The heatwave is expected to last at least until the end of this week.
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