Death toll from Karachi heat wave reaches 266

22 Jun, 2015 8:29 pm

KARACHI (92 News) – Death toll from severe heat wave reached 266 in Karachi during the last three days, as residents grapple with frequent power outages and water scarcity during Ramazan.

According to hospital management of the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), 143 people were reported dead due to heat-related illnesses.

Four more persons died in Jinnah hospital. 58 people lost their lives in Abbasi Shaheed Hospital (ASH). The deaths are said to have occurred due to heat and gastro-related problems.

As many as 35 people lost their lives in Civil Hospital and 7 died in Liyari General Hospital.

Earlier, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre joint executive director of the medical facility Dr Seemin Jamali said Government should immediately declare emergency.

Edhi Foundation in the past 24 hours has received more than 150 bodies. Edhi volunteers have also picked 30 bodies from different parts of the city.

Doctors have advised avoiding exposure to the sun and wearing light cotton clothes.

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