Heat Wave Claims More Than 180 Lives in 48 Hours

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Pakistan especially Karachi is facing a severe heat wave and more then 180 people have lost their lives in just 48 hours.

Temperatures rose up to 42 degrees Celsius, leaving many affected by heat stroke or being hospitalized for heat exhaustion. Normal life came to a standstill due to the sweltering sun.

Dead bodies can not be kept at home because it is so hot therefore people seek assistance of the morgue provided by the Edhi Foundation. More than 150 bodies were brought to the morgue over the weekend.

“The number has gone up in two days,” said Anwar-e-Kazmi, a spokesperson for the Edhi Foundation.

The high temperatures were made worse by frequent power outages, sparking protests in several parts of the city of 20 million.

Electricity cuts in turn crippled Karachi’s water supply system, hampering the pumping of millions of gallons of water to consumers, the water utility said.

There is some hope for the pre-monsoon season to start on 25th June but temperatures will continue to be hot and dry until then