No tourist deaths in 1200 death toll due to heat wave
KARACHI, Pakistan – Even though the devastating heatwave that struck Sindh last weekend is slowly subsiding, still it continues to claim lives across the province especially in Karachi.
KARACHI, Pakistan – Even though the devastating heatwave that struck Sindh last weekend is slowly subsiding, still it continues to claim lives across the province especially in Karachi. There have been no reports of tourist deaths due to the heat wave.
The death toll from a severe heatwave in Sindh has climbed to 1,242 after 32 more deaths were reported in Karachi on Saturday.
The Sindh government has already declared an emergency in all hospitals across the province and also set up around 100 heatstroke relief centers in Karachi which are working around the clock to provide relief and immediate medical aid to the affected people.
The Pakistan army and Pakistan Rangers Sindh have also established centers in various parts of the city for this purpose.
Separately, 67 relief centers have been set up by the local departments in Karachi to provide relief and medical aid to the people affected by heatwave. Out of 67 relief centers, 16 have been established in Malir District, 10 in Korangi, 9 in South, 3 in East, 9 in Central, and 15 centers in the West District.
The Pakistan Meteorological Department has forecast cloud cover over Karachi for Saturday with the temperature expected to remain between 33 and 36 degrees Celsius (91-97 degrees Fahrenheit). But, according to it, the heatwave is expected to return in the city on Sunday with temperatures crossing 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) again.