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Gwangju and Jeonnam regions’ heatwave special warning continues for 20 days, heat illnesses and livestocks deaths

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Gwangju and Jeonnam regions’ heatwave special warning continues for 20 days, heat illnesses and livestocks deaths


The Gwangju and Jeonnam regions have continued to issue heatwave warnings for 20 consecutive days, with related damage piling up.


According to the Gwangju Office of Meteorology on the 27th, the daily highs within the city reached 35.7 degrees Celsius in the Gwangsangu(광산구) area.


Also, the Jeonnam region's Gokseong(곡성) OkGwa(옥과) and Naju(나주) Dado(다도) areas reached 35.3 degrees Celsius.


Including today, the heatwave warnings in both the Gwangju and Jeonnam regions have gone on since the 9th of this month, with alleviation and reinforcement measures repeated during this time.


There have been 16 cases in Gwangju of heat-related illnesses since May 20th when the summer heat began to be recorded.


As for the Jeonnam area, there were 56 reports of such illnesses.


As for livestock, there were 81 farms within the Jeonnam region where 19,679 chickens, 630 ducks and 661 pigs died. A total of 21,370 animals are reported to have died due to the heatwave.

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