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Karachi heatwave claims lives

todayJuly 1, 2024 22

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The southern Pakistani city of Karachi is in the grip of an extreme heatwave. The head of the city’s largest ambulance service says more than 800 people have died in the last two weeks, even as hundreds more are still receiving treatment for heat-related illnesses.

According to Pakistan’s Meteorological Department, the maximum temperature crossed the 40 degrees Celsius mark over the last three days, mainly due to the suspension of sea breeze to the city. Xinhua News meanwhile reports that the weather department forecasts that sea breezes will resume in Karachi on Wednesday evening, leading to a gradual drop in temperature.

Written by: Tonata Kadhila

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