Heatwave, humidity claims two lives in Karachi 

10:00 AM, 25 Jun, 2024
Heatwave, humidity claims two lives in Karachi 

KARACHI: At least two persons died because of the hot and humid weather conditions prevailing in Karachi, where changes in wind direction have further exacerbated the intensity of heat.
The Meteorological Department reported that the maximum temperature in the city reached 42 degrees Celsius, with a heat index exceeding 50 degrees Celsius on Monday. 
The two fatalities attributed to the heat were reported at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), where the bodies were brought for identification.
Dr. Summaiya Syed, Police Surgeon at JPMC, confirmed the deaths and mentioned that efforts were underway to identify the deceased. She added that similar data has been sought from other hospitals including Abbasi Shaheed Hospital and Civil Hospital Karachi.
According to hospital administration, Jinnah Hospital received ten patients suffering from heat stroke across all districts.
Meanwhile, a partial heatwave alert has been issued for Karachi over the next three days, with temperatures expected to surpass 40 degrees Celsius and the heat index potentially reaching 48 to 50 degrees Celsius. 
The Meteorological Department has advised citizens to take precautions against the intense heat and sun exposure.
In a separate incident, seven bodies of drug addicts were discovered in various locations of Karachi, including Lucky Star, Jamia Cloth, and Old Golimar, as confirmed by rescue officials. Bodies were also found in New Karachi, Faqira Goth, Gulistan e Johar, and Landhi.