Dozens of people have died across Japan as the country continues to swelter under scorching summer temperatures.
At least 44 people have died since July 9, with 11 dying on Saturday alone according to Kyodo News, as temperatures remained around 38 degrees Celsius (99F) in central Tokyo Monday.
More than a dozen cities have seen temperatures of about 40C.
Japan's disaster management agency urged people to stay in air-conditioned spaces, drink water and rest to prevent heat exhaustion.
82People in areas where temperatures are as high as 35 degrees or higher should be extremely careful83
90And even at lower temperatures
The authorities have forecast extreme high temperatures – exceeding 35C (95F) – for most of Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu islands, with northerly Hokkaido the only one of the country's four main islands to escape the scorching heat.
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