Sunday, June 21, 2015

Over 150 people ‘die of heat’ in Karachi

Scorching heat has reportedly claimed over 150 lives in in Karachi.

According to an Edhi spokesperson, above 150 bodies have been brought to morgue. 


However, accordig to the spokesman, not all of the deceased persons have died due to the heat wave in the city. Some of them died of illness.

The relatives of the people who died due to the heat said that the weather has made it difficult for the people to live. They urged the administration to take steps for ending the prlonged loadshedding in the city.

  • Mercury in Karachi came down to 39 degree Celcius after it rose to 44 degrees, breaking the record of the hottest day in the past 10 years.
  • Scorching heat has reportedly claimed over 150 lives in in the port city...

  [dailypakistan.com.pk]
21/6/15

4 comments:

  1. A heatwave has killed at least 45 people in Pakistan's largest city of Karachi, officials said Sunday, as residents grapple with frequent power outages and water scarcity during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan...

    The southern port city saw temperatures reach as high as 45 degrees Celsius (111 degrees Fahrenheit) Saturday, just short of an all-time high in the city of 47 C in June 1979.

    "Thirty people were brought dead and 15 died shortly after they reached the hospital," Dr Seemin Jamali, the head of the emergency department at state-run Jinnah Hospital, told AFP.

    "They all died of heat stroke," she said.

    Officials said all the deaths had occurred since Saturday evening.

    Pakistan's Meteorological Department said temperatures would likely subside in the coming days, but doctors have advised avoiding exposure to the sun and wearing light cotton clothes.

    The high temperatures were made worse by frequent power outages, sparking protests in several parts of the city of 20 million.

    Electricity cuts in turn crippled Karachi's water supply system, hampering the pumping of millions of gallons of water to consumers, the state-run water utility said.....AFP......http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/World/2015/Jun-21/303165-heatwave-kills-45-in-pakistans-karachi.ashx
    21/6/15

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  2. A heatwave in Pakistan's largest city Karachi and other districts of southern Sindh province has killed at least 122 people, health officials said Sunday...

    "Since Saturday 114 people have died in Karachi and eight others (have died) in three districts of Sindh," provincial health secretary Saeed Mangnejo told AFP.

    The southern port city saw temperatures reach as high as 45 degrees Celsius (111 degrees Fahrenheit) on Saturday, just short of an all-time high in the city of 47 C in June 1979.
    AFP

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  3. Heatwave in Pakistan's Sindh province leaves 120 dead...

    More than 120 people have died during a heatwave in Pakistan's southern Sindh province.

    Health officials say most of the deaths have been in Karachi, which has seen temperatures as high as 45 degrees Celsius (113 deg F) in recent days.

    The city has seen power cuts, caused by an increased demand for electricity caused by the extreme weather.

    The head of the emergency department at Jinnah Hospital in Karachi said the majority of the victims were elderly.

    "Patients with heat stroke brought to the hospital had high-grade fever, altered state of consciousness, dehydration and fits," said Dr Semee Jamali,

    "Since Saturday 114 people have died in Karachi and eight others in three districts of Sindh," provincial health secretary Saeed Mangnejo told the Agence France-Presse news agency.

    According to Pakistan's metrological office, very hot and humid weather is likely to continue on Monday, but cooler weather is forecast from Tuesday.

    The all-time record temperature in Karachi is 47 degrees Celsius (117 degrees Fahrenheit), recorded in 1979.

    Nearly 1,700 died in a heatwave in neighbouring India last month....BBC

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  4. Une vague de chaleur affectant Karachi, la plus grande ville du Pakistan, et d'autres districts de la province du Sindh (sud), a fait au moins 122 morts depuis samedi, a annoncé dimanche le secrétaire à la Santé de la province Saeed Mangnejo...

    "Depuis samedi, 114 personnes sont décédées à Karachi et huit autres dans trois districts du Sindh", a-t-il déclaré à l'AFP. La température à Karachi, grande cité portuaire du sud du pays, a atteint samedi 45 degrés, proche du record de 47 degrés enregistré en juin 1979. Le gouvernement de la province du Sindh a décrété l'état d'urgence dans tous les hôpitaux, et annulé les congés des équipes médicales. Le Dr Seemin Jamali, chef des urgences de l'hôpital public Jinnah a indiqué que plus de cent personnes étaient décédées dans son établissement. "Toutes sont mortes d'un arrêt cardiaque", a-t-il dit. Les effets de la canicule ont été aggravés par des coupures de courant électrique, qui ont affecté le système d'adduction d'eau, selon le service public qui gère l'approvisionnement en eau des 20 millions d'habitants de la ville. Le Premier ministre Nawaz Sharif a averti les compagnies d'électricité qu'il ne tolèrerait pas de coupures de courant au cours du Ramadan qui vient de commencer, selon un responsable de son cabinet. (Belga)
    rtl.be
    22/6/15

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