Pakistan: Heatwave claims 136 lives in Sindh

Islamabad, June 22: At least 136 people including six women and five children were killed due to intense heatwave in Pakistan's Sindh province, media reported on Monday.

A total of 132 people have been killed in Karachi only while rest deaths were reported from other parts of the Sindh province, Dawn online reported.

Heatwave kills 136 in Pakistan

"Some 85 people have died since late Saturday night," Dr Seemin Jamali, joint executive director of the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) was quoted as saying.

Most of the victims were men in their 50s.

Saturday was the hottest day of this year in Karachi, where the mercury had shot to 45 degree Celsius. The maximum temperature of 48 degree Celsius was recorded in three districts of Sindh - Jacobabad, Larkana and Sukkur - on Saturday, which slid down to 41 on Sunday.

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No respite from heat wave is expected soon and temperature likely to go up to 44C.

The highest temperature Karachi ever experienced was 48 degree Celsius on May 9, 1938.

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