Thursday 23 November 2017

100 people die in heatwave city

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.

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