Pakistan: Relief from heatwave as parts of Karachi receive rain

23rd Jun 2015

 

 

KARACHI, (The News, Xinhua): Residents of the city have been struggling with the worst heatwave in decades and now they can breathe a sigh of relief.

Parts of the city received light rain on Monday turning the weather pleasant. Rain was received in Orangi Town, North Nazimabad and F.B. Area.

Death toll from the heat waves in Pakistan‘s southern parts has reached 474, state television reported early Tuesday.

Nearly 300 have died in four major hospitals in the port city of Karachi, the provincial capital, a senior health official, Saeed Mangnejo, told the media.

Head of the Karachi’s main state-run Jinnah Hospital, Dr Semi Jamal, said 200 people died in her hospital. She said a vast majority of those dead were above 50 years of age.

She said over 3,000 affected people were brought to hospital over the past three days. Around 200 were stated to be in critical condition.

The port city of Sindh still sizzles for a third consecutive day on Monday with the temperature at 36 degree Celsius, expected to reach a high of 43 degree Celsius.

On Friday, temperature rose to 45 degrees Celsius in the metropolis.

Temperatures in other cities of the province such as Dadu, Sehwan and Larkana reached a scorching 39 degree Celsius.

According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (MET), the monsoon system would enter the province tomorrow and rain is expected in Karachi as well as other coastal areas.
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