Pakistan: Heatwave in Sindh province claims 120 lives
June 22 , 2015
A heatwave has left more than 120 people dead in Pakistan’s Sindh province, with temperatures soaring to 45 degrees Celsius in some places.
A majority of the deaths have been in the financial hub of Karachi, where power cuts triggered by a greater demand for electricity have made things worse for residents.
Health officials say that most of the victims are senior citizens, and the cause of death is often heat stroke.
The all-time high temperature recorded in Karachi was 47 degrees Celsius in 1979.