Pakistan heat wave death toll hits 800


Victims of the heat wave in a Karachi morgue (EPA)
Officials said on Wednesday that death toll from five days of heat wave in southern Pakistan has passed 800, as hospitals struggled to cope with thousands more victims of the soaring temperatures.
Nearly 780 people had died in the port city of Karachi since Friday, said Jam Mehtab Dahar, the health minister in the southern province of Sindh.
About 50 people died of heatstroke in other parts of the province as temperatures stayed at around 45 degree Celsius, said Ijaz Afzal, a director at the ministry.
“This may not be the final tally. We …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper