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Heat wave continues in Gwangju-Jeonnam causing casualties

'입추'가 무색한 폭염…전남서 온열 질환 사망자 발생

Heat wave continues in Gwangju-Jeonnam causing casualties

 

Steamy summer conditions have continued to  pester Gwangju and Jeollanamdo for more than 10 days.

 

Heat wave alerts issued on most parts of the region on July 29th still remain effective.

 

According to the Gwangju Regional Meteorological Administration on Wednesday, daytime highs reached 36.4 degrees Celsius in Najus Dado, 35.7 in Gwangyang and 35.2 in Gwangjus Poongam.

 

From May 20th to August 7th, a total of 157 patients in the region suffered from heat related illnesses and one of them, a 77-year-old woman in Bosung passed away.

 

As of Tuesday, 240 farms in Jeonnam reported deaths of 162,197 heads of livestock while advisories on high sea water temperatures were issued on the Hampyeong Bay area on Thursday.

 

A weather agency official said the heat wave will persist in the region until this weekend.

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