Heatwave Kills 120 in Karachi

Heatwave Kills 120 in KarachiHeatwave Kills 120 in Karachi

An intense heatwave killed more than 120 people over the weekend in Pakistan’s southern city of Karachi, officials said on Monday, as the electricity grid crashed during the first days of the holy month of Ramadan.

The outages hit large portions of Pakistan’s financial heart and home to 20 million people, where residents lit bonfires in protest, Worldbulletin website reported.“Hundreds of patients suffering from the heatwave are being treated at government hospitals,” said Saeed Mangnejo, health secretary for Sindh Province. Temperature soared to 44 degrees Celsius on Saturday and hovered at 43 degrees Celsius on Sunday.