Pakistan, Karachi News : The Meteorological Department forecast hot and dry weather for the next 24 hour in Karachi as another warm and hot day for Karachi on Sunday, E Pakistan News Reported.
“The maximum temperature would range between 38 to 40 degree centigrade while the maximum temperature recorded Saturday in Karachi was 36.5 degree centigrade”, an official of the Department said.
Karachi hospitals have treated nearly 80,000 people for the effects of heatstroke and dehydration during the week, according to medical officials.
Power cuts have contributed to the suffering, preventing fans and air-conditioners working and hampering water pumps.
This year’s heatwave has also coincided with the start of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan, during which millions of devout Pakistanis abstain from food and drink from sunrise to sunset.
Many of those who died were outdoor manual labourers, who are paid by the day and may be reluctant to stop work as it would mean losing income.