Pakistan morgues run out of space as heat wave kills more than 1,000


Pakistan morgues run out of space as heat wave kills more than 1,000

The worst heat wave to hit Pakistan’s southern city of Karachi in 35 years has killed more than 1,000 people. Morgues ran out of space and residents rushed to supply over-stretched public hospitals. Tents offering iced water and rehydration salts have mushroomed on street corners, run by rival political parties and the military. The heat wave in the city of 20 million people coincided with severe electricity cuts, leaving many without fans, water or light at the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan. Temperatures shot up to 44 degrees Celsius, the hottest since 1981. Forecasters have been predicting rain for days, but there has been no significant fall.



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