Monday, June 22, 2015

Heatwave claims over 120 lives in Karachi, Pakistan

The rising mercury and the menace of load shedding in the country, over 120 people have reportedly been perished in the port city of Karachi, Pakistan by Sunday night.

Most of the deaths have been attributed to the heat stroke exhaustion, remarked a duty doctor in one of the hospitals of Karachi.

However, an Edhi Foundation spokesperson said in the past 24 hours his foundation registered 150 dead at the Sohrab Goth Edhi morgue.

Saturday was the hottest day of this year’s summer in Karachi, where the mercury shot to 45 degrees Celsius - the highest temperature Karachi has ever experienced was 48 degrees Celsius on May 9, 1938.

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