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At Least 66 Die in Japan Heat Wave Updated: 2010-07-28 00:00:00 KST

High temperatures are wreaking havoc over in Japan.
Broadcaster NHK reported 109 deaths due to the heat.
However the Japanese government has stated that the recent heat wave has killed at least sixty-six people in the past two months.
Scorching temperatures have led to over 15,000 people rushing to the hospital with symptoms of heat stroke.
Over 90 percent of nationwide observation posts have recorded temperatures above 35 degrees Celsius.
Temperatures have been soaring after the conclusion of Japan's rainy season earlier this month.
This past week was especially brutal, with over 9,000 people receiving hospital treatment and 57 deaths related to heat stroke and drowning.
According to the Japanese Meterological Agency this summer is on track to be the hottest in 100 years.
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