World Bulletin / News Desk
Hong-Kong based daily South China Morning Post reported temperatures in the capital Seoul reached 39.6 degrees Celsius -- the highest in more than 100 years.
Citing officials, the newspaper wrote that more than 3,400 people were also treated for heat-related illnesses including heat-stroke since the end of May.
Majority of the heatwave victims, it added, were elderly and poor people.
South Korea has been struggling with the extreme temperatures since late July.