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Pakistan: Heat Wave: 2015/06/21 Country Information on DRR

Period 2015/06/21
Country or District Pakistan
Event Type Heat Wave
Outline A heatwave in Pakistans largest city Karachi and other districts of southern Sindh province has killed at least 122 people.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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DAWN Group of Newspapers 2015/07/03
Sindh health authorities on Thursday announced five more deaths in the province — four in Karachi and one in Tando Allahyar as it formally lifted the ‘heatwave emergency’it had imposed earlier. All available resources were put forward to deal with the heatwave which killed 1,271 alone in the metropolis since June 20, when the first heatstroke victims arrived at hospitals.

DAWN Group of Newspapers 2015/06/25
While the punishing heatwave gripping Karachi since 21st June showed signs of subsiding, the death toll across Sindh rose to 1,011, with at least 229 fatalities reported on 24th June by government and private hospitals.

AFP 2015/06/24
The death toll from a heatwave in southern Pakistan rose to 750 on 24th June, but the scorching weather showed signs of easing, bringing some respite to the sweltering city of Karachi. Temperatures in the city, which is Pakistan largest and has seen the majority of the deaths, were forecast to peak at 38 degrees Celsius (100 Fahrenheit), down from the 40-plus highs of recent days. Winds have shifted to the southwest, blowing cooler air into the port city from the Arabian Sea, and the Pakistani Met Office has predicted rain, which would bring lower temperatures.

AFP 2015/06/23
More than 500 people have died from a three-day heatwave in southern Pakistan. The majority of the deaths occurred in the port city of Karachi, Pakistan economic hub of around 20 million people, where temperatures reached 45 degrees Celsius (111 Fahrenheit) at the weekend.The number of people who have died due to the heatwave in government hospitals is now more than 500. The death toll may go up.

DAWN Group of Newspapers 2015/06/23
Another 309 people lost their lives in Sindh on 22nd June as the punishing heat wave baked the province amid prolonged outages and stacking up of bodies in morgues. Since 21st June evening, 445 people have perished across the province in the heat wave which shows no signs of abating.

BBC 2015/06/22
Some 224 people are now believed to have died during a heatwave in Pakistan southern Sindh province. Health officials say most of the deaths have been in the largest city, Karachi, which has experienced temperatures as high as 45C (113F) in recent days.

AFP 2015/06/21
A heatwave in Pakistan largest city Karachi and other districts of southern Sindh province has killed at least 122 people. The southern port city of Karachi saw temperatures reach as high as 45 degrees Celsius (111 degrees Fahrenheit) on 21st June.