Pakistan Heatwave Deaths Reach 450


Posted by LLJ43 | Posted in Astounding Heat Wave, K-Electric Isn't Helping, Pakistanis Protest | Posted on 23-06-2015

Just weeks ago it was reported that the number of deaths from a heatwave in India had caused hundreds of deaths the scenario is playing out in Pakistan. The prime minister Nawaz Sharif has called for emergency measures after temperatures had reached 112.64 degrees Fahrenheit in the countries largest city, Karachi. The BBC has reported that there has been over 450 deaths directly attributable to the heat.

Pakistan officials are saying that the majority of deaths have taken place in the city of Karachi though some deaths have been reported in other parts of the country. In Karachi, temperatures have reached over 113 degrees Fahrenheit in that town. Hospitals are flooded with cases of people suffering from dehydration and heatstroke. To make matters worse, the city has been experiencing many long-lasting power outages during the record heat. Click here for full story.

James Dondero mentioned that some Pakistanis have taken to the streets to protest. They say that the government and the countries largest energy company, K-electric have not done enough to keep the power on or to help the cities people stay safe during this time. Despite expecting cooler temperatures later in the week, authorities are saying that they expect the number of dead to continue to rise.