“Body temperature close to 43 degrees” heat-related patients one after another… 10 cumulative deaths

July 31, 2023 0 Comments

Patients with heat-related illnesses are appearing one after 안전놀이터another in various parts of the country due to the continuous heat wave.

There were more than 1,000 cases of heat-related illnesses until yesterday this summer.

In particular, the cumulative number of deaths increased to 10, including seven deaths across the country during the weekend when heatwave warnings were issued for most of the country.

This is Reporter Lee Yoo-min.


In a plastic greenhouse in Miryang, South Gyeongsang Province, workers work tirelessly despite the extreme heat, with the highest temperature reaching 35.5 degrees Celsius.

[Soundbite] Kim Jong-tae(Nearby Farmer) : “Farmers don’t work. They have to, no matter what. It’s hard for the elderly.”] On the 28th, a man in his 50s who

collapsed while working at a plastic greenhouse near here died while receiving treatment at a hospital.

At the time of the rescue, the man’s body temperature was about 7 degrees higher than normal.

[Soundbite from Gyeongsangnam-do Province/Voice Modified: “This person’s body temperature must have been measured at 43 degrees at first. When he was rescued at 119…

” eventually died.

[Firefighting authority official: “My father didn’t come home from work, so when I came to the field, I found him collapsed…”]

According to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a total of 1,015 people died from heat illness this summer, with 10 deaths.

Four more deaths than in the same period last year.

In particular, the damage was great for four days when the rainy season ended and the heat wave began in earnest, and on the day before yesterday, seven people across the country, including Gyeongbuk, Gyeongnam, and Jeonbuk, died.

Six out of seven were elderly people in their 70s or older, and most of them suffered damage while doing farming in fields or plastic greenhouses.

The Ministry of Public Administration and Security will hold an emergency inspection meeting today to discuss measures to prevent heat-related illnesses among elderly farmers.

The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention emphasized that people should avoid outdoor activities during heat waves and immediately move to a cool place if they experience early symptoms of heat illness, such as dizziness and nausea.

This is KBS News Lee Yoo-min.

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