42 people die of heatwave in South Korea

According to Mikrofonnews Agency (MHA), at least 42 people died of heatwave in South Korea as the temperature has hit the highest record in the past one century in the country.

3500 people were hospitalized due to heat-related illnesses, officials say. temperature has reached to 40 degrees in some parts of South Korea. Majority of the heatwave victims were elderly and poor people.

South Korea has been struggling with the extreme temperatures since late July.