Heat wave kills 692 in three days by city of Karachi

Heat wave kills 692 in three days by city of Karachi

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Heat wave kills 692 in three days by city of Karachi    

Heat wave kills 692 in three days, most of them in port city of Karachi as emergency declared in hospitals.Nearly 700 people have died in a severe three-day heat wave in Pakistan, officials have said, with medics battling to treat patients as a state of emergency was declared in hospitals. Heat wave kills 692 in three days by city of Karachi

Heat wave kills 692 in three days by city of Karachi
Heat wave kills 692 in three days by city of Karachi

The majority of people died in government-run hospitals in the port city of Karachi Pakistan’s economic hub of around 20 million people as temperatures reached 45 degrees Celsius at the weekend.The number of people who have died in the heatwave has now reached 692 Saeed Mangnejo a senior health official in Sindh province said on Tuesday.Mangnejo said that the death toll may rise further.

Karachi’s largest hospital, Post Graduate Medical College Hospital, has treated more than 3,000 patients, Dr Semi Jamila told the AFP news agency.

Hospitals have been swamped with people suffering from heatstroke and dehydration, while repeated power outages have left many without air conditioning or running waterHeat wave kills 692 in three days by city of Karachi

Meanwhile, seven people have died fro.m the heat in Punjab province over the past 24 hours officials said.Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has issued special instructions to the National Disaster Management Authority and other relevant organisations to arrange urgent assistance for the heat wave victims.Al Jazeera’s Kamal Hyder reporting from Islamabad said most of the victims elderly and poor many of them living in the streets.

Heat wave kills 692 in three days by city of Karachi
Heat wave kills 692 in three days by city of Karachi

Some clerics have issued public warnings saying that physically weak people can abstain from fasting in these tough conditions.The provincial government meanwhile announced a public holiday to encourage residents to stay insid an official said.The deaths came as the overwhelmingly Muslim country of around 200 million people observes the Islamic month of Ramadan during which eating and drinking is forbidden from sunrise to sunset.

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