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A volunteer, for recovery work, wipes sweat as he takes a break in a heatwave at a flood affected area in Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture on Saturday.

Japan heatwave kills 14 people, 1400 taken to hospitals

An intense heatwave killed at least 14 people over a three-day long weekend in Japan, media reported on Tuesday, and high temperatures hampered the recovery in flood-hit areas where more than 200 people died last week.