Monday, June 22, 2015

Pakistani Heat Wave Kills 122 in Karachi

Residents in and around Karachi, Pakistan can expect another day of misery Monday from a deadly heat wave.

Hospital officials say the dangerous weather has killed 122 people since Saturday. Doctors say nearly all of the deaths were caused by heat stroke, whose symptoms include high fever, trouble breathing and a barely audible heartbeat.

Thermometers in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, read 45 degrees Celsius (113 F) Saturday -- just short of the all-time record high ever recorded in the city.

Doctors recommended people wear light cotton clothing and avoid the sun.



  1. Pakistan calls for urgent measures as heatwave toll tops 450...

    Pakistan's prime minister called for emergency measures as the death toll from a heatwave in southern Sindh province topped 450.

    The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said it had received orders from Nawaz Sharif to undertake immediate response measures.

    The army has also been deployed to set up heat stroke centres and assist the NDMA, it added.

    Many of the victims are elderly people from low income families....BBC

  2. Pakistan: la canicule a déjà fait plus de 450 morts dans le sud...

    La canicule affectant le sud du Pakistan a fait plus de 450 morts ces trois derniers jours, frappant notamment les plus démunis, ont annoncé mardi les autorités locales, un bilan qui a plus que doublé par rapport à la veille.

    La plupart des décès ont été recensés à Karachi, la plus grande ville du pays avec ses quelque 20 millions d'habitants, où la température étouffante a atteint 45 degrés et où les pannes d'électricité se multiplient, freinant l'adduction d'

  3. Death toll from Pakistan heat waves reaches 474 ...

    Nearly 300 have died in four major hospitals in the port city of Karachi, the provincial capital, a senior health official, Saeed Mangnejo, told the media.

    Meteorological officials say the temperature in Karachi reaches 45 degrees which is a record since 1979.

    Head of the Karachi's main state-run Jinnah Hospital, Dr Semi Jamal, said 200 people died in her hospital. She said a vast majority of those dead were above 50 years of age.

    She said over 3,000 affected people were brought to hospital over the past three days. Around 200 were stated to be in critical condition.

    On Monday, scattered rains had to some extent decreased the temperature.............


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