Pakistan’s worst heatwave death toll mounts to 1200

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Islamabad, June 24: At least 1200 people have been killed in Pakistan as intense heavtwave as Pakistan continued to reel under intense heat wave.

The heatwave, sweeping across Sindh province, has been going on since the start of Ramzan on Friday, wreaking havoc and triggering an emergency situation in major hospitals of the province.

Heatwave in Pakistan leaves 830 dead

Sindh province administration on Wednesday declared a public holiday to encourage people to stay indoors, Dawn online reported.

On Tuesday, 311 deaths were reported in Karachi while 26 died in other parts of Sindh.

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Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah directed schools, colleges and government offices to close as an apparent means to alleviate the suffering of those afflicted by extreme weather.

A state of emergency is in force in hospitals which are struggling to cope with the 3,000 people affected by heatstroke and dehydration.

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