Over 100 die of heatstroke in Karachi

Over 100 die of heatstroke in KarachiPakistani officials say more than 100 people have died from heatstroke in the southern port city of Karachi in the last two days.
Seemi Jamali, a spokeswoman for city’s Jinnah Hospital, confirmed the deaths on Monday. She said hundreds more have been admitted to the hospital with heat-related ailments, including fever and dehydration.
Karachi is in the grip of a rare heat wave, with temperatures soaring to 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit). A collapse of the local power grid over the weekend made matters worse.
Meteorologist Mohammad Hanif says the heat wave is the worst in at least a decade, but that the arrival of monsoon rains in the coming days should bring relief.

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