Karachi: At least 750 people have died in the last four days as a result of a severe heat wave in Karachi, doctors and officials said Wednesday, with medics battling to treat patients as a state of emergency was declared in hospitals.
Temperature in the city will go up to 36 degree Celsius today as the heatwave is weakening, however, according to the Met Office, the chances of rain in Karachi have dropped to the bare minimum as the weather system developing in the Arabian sea has reached the Indian city of Gujrat instead.
Meanwhile, 33 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours from Hyderabad, Tando Allah Yar and Hala.
Dr. Javed Jamali, Spokesman for the Jinnah Hospital confirmed that the hospital received 201 bodies in the last 4 days. Dr. Salma Qausar Senior Director at the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital confirmed that 102 lost the battle for life at various hospitals of the KMC. According to Civili Hospital sources, 86 people lost their lives while 15 bodies were received by the New Karachi hospital.
Liaquat National Hospital sources confirmed 25 deaths. Out of 50 patients admitted at the Qatar Hospital, 32 lost the battle for life. Ziauddin Hospital sources have confirmed 38 deaths. The National Institute of Cardiology received 64 bodies, while 35 children passed away at the National Institute of Child Health.