More than 100 people have died from heatstroke in the southern Pakistan port city of Karachi in the last two days.
A spokeswoman for the city's Jinnah Hospital, confirmed the deaths and said hundreds more have been admitted to the hospital with heat-related ailments.
Karachi is in the grip of a rare heatwave, with temperatures soaring to 45C.
A collapse of the power grid over the weekend made matters worse. Monsoon rains in the coming days should bring relief.