700 dead after heatwave in Pakistan

Posted by on Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A heatwave is sweeping across Pakistan. So far 700 have died as a result. The Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has called for emergency measures.
The military has been deployed to help set up heat stroke centres, with temperatures reaching 45°C.
Conditions have been made worse by a widespread lack of water during daylight hours during the fasting month of Ramadan.
Thousands of people are being treated in Sindh province, and some of them are in serious condition.

Some tips to cool down are
  • Use box fans and ceiling fans to promote air circulation throughout your home. 
  • Remember to maintain an adequate level of hydration.
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages and caffeine.
  • Try to visit public buildings with air conditioning

Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a sovereign country in South Asia. With a population exceeding 191 million people, it is the sixth most populous country in the world.
Pakistan has three seasons: winter (November to March) is warm and cooled by sea breezes on the coast; summer (April to July) has extreme temperatures and the monsoon season (July to September) has the highest rainfall on the hills. Karachi has little rain.



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