Twenty-two high school students were treated for heatstroke on Thursday afternoon in Hakusan City, Ishikawa Prefecture.
Police said the students were taking part in sports activities at about 1 p.m. when several started feeling unwell, NTV reported. Two boys and 19 girls were sent to hospital. All were released later in the day, police said.
According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the temperature at Hakusan at 1 p.m. was 26.3 degrees C. Humidity was 69%, and there was no wind.
Health officials are urging teachers nationwide to monitor the condition of students during outdoor events.© Japan Today