Last Updated: Monday, June 22, 2015

Karachi heat wave kills 237 in latest Pakistan natural disaster


Heat wave in Karachi and other parts of Sindh claimed lives of at least 237 people in just two days with temperatures as high as 45degrees Celsius on Saturday.

Dozens of people have been hospitalised for heat exhaustion and heatstroke prompting all hospitals to declare a state of emergency across all wards, The Express Tribune reported.

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People cool themselves off in water during the heat wave in Karachi (Xinhua/Masroor)
Elderly patients have been most affected by the heat wave in Karachi with high-grade fever and dehydration.

Karachi University has postponed its exams for at least one month due to the extreme weather.

According to the Associated Press of Pakistan, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has expressed sorrow over loss of lives in Karachi due to extreme weather conditions.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department has forecast the pre-monsoon season to start on June 25.