Source Pravda.Ru

Japanese prefer to die from heat than turn air conditioning on

According to the police and fire department of Japan, more than 53 thousand people have been hospitalized with heat stroke since the end of May in the country. The number of lethal outcomes has reached 338.

Of these, 263 people (78 percent) are over 60 years of age. 75 percent were found in the premises outfitted with air conditioning systems, although they were not used. Meteorological services reported that in some parts of Japan, temperatures will be preserved on the level of 35 degrees Centigrade before the end of the week.

Authorities urged people not to save money on electricity and use air conditioners and fans, and drink plenty of water, NHK NEWS Web reports.