Pakistan forced to prepare graves in advance: Here is why
Karachi, May 21: Taking a lesson from last year's space crunch, a city in Pakistan has prepared itself to burry dead bodies if country continues to be in the grip of intense heat wave this year also.
Grave digger has been hired to prepare the graves to avoid inconvenience faced last years. More than 1,300 people died due to intense heat wave in the country last year.
Pakistani grave digger Shahid Baloch excavated three elongated trenches big enough for 300 bodies in Pakistan's port city of Karchi.
"Thanks to God, we are better prepared this year," said Mr Baloch, 28, who works with three brothers at the vast Karachi cemetery run by the charitable organisation Edhi Foundation.
Drug addicts, day labourers and the elderly were the biggest victims of the searing heat IN Pakistan last year.
However, meteorological department in Pakistan has not predicted a repeat of last year's extreme conditions in Pakistan.
At least 200 first-response centres have been set up across the city to tackle the situation.
The problem last year was compounded by power cuts that left people unable to cool themselves with fans and air conditioners, particularly affecting those unable to afford generators.