Week-long heat wave kills 1,233 people in southern Pakistan – deadliest in country’s history

A devastating weeklong heat wave in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi killed 1,233 people, an official said. Nazar Mohammad Bozdar, operations director at the Provincial Disaster Management Authority, said about 65,000 heatstroke patients were treated by doctors at all of Karachi’s hospitals since June 20 when the heat wave struck Sindh province, where Karachi... Continue Reading →

Heat wave spreads from Pakistan to the Gulf

The highest daytime temperature in the world on Wednesday was recorded at Sweihan, Abu Dhabi, where the temperature climbed to 50.5C (122 F) at 12pm local time. The UAE has recently been enduring a heat wave, which started many thousands of kilometers away. A week ago, while India was suffering an official heat wave, it... Continue Reading →

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