Death Toll Rises to about 800 in Karachi Heatwave
Posted by feww on June 23, 2015
Heatwave death toll in Sindh province reaches about 800
More than 100 people died Tuesday from the intense heatwave that has plagued Pakistan’s Sindh province, bringing the three-day death toll to about 800.
More than 3,000 people suffering from heatstroke have been hospitalized since Saturday, including at least 200 who were in a critical condition, according to local reports.
Temperatures reached 43ºC (109 degrees F) in Karachi on Sunday and 49ºC (120 degrees F) in the southwestern city of Turbat, Pakistan Met Office reported.
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