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    Heat Wave In India And Pakistan

  • India's heat wave tests water supply; death toll over 1,800

    HYDERABAD: Dizzying temperatures caused water shortages in thousands of Indian villages and killed hundreds more people over the past day, driving the death toll from a weeks-long heat wave to at least 1,826, officials said on Friday...

    Meteorological officials called the heat wave “severe” and warned that it would continue for at least two days across a huge swathe of the South Asian country from Tamil Nadu in the south to the...

  • Southeast India heat wave kills about 230 in past 5 weeks

    HYDERABAD: About 230 people have died since mid-April in a heat wave sweeping two southeast Indian states, officials said Saturday...

    More than 100 people have died from the brutal heat in Andhra Pradesh state in the last week, Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, the state's top elected official, told reporters...

  • Heat wave and ignorance

    Working as a healthcare professional in one of the most developed countries reminds me how healthcare has flourished in the last few decades to save human life and help increase average age in the West...

    When you look towards Pakistan where I started my medical profession, one is saddened...

  • Parents feel the heat of summer fee wave

    Ali, of Farid Town, said his two sons were enrolled in a private school of the locality and “it is hard for me and many of mine friends to deposit three-month fee in the first week of June”...

    A private school owner said, on the condition of anonymity, private schools had to collect fee in advance to pay building rents, utility bills, teachers’ salaries and other expenditures...

  • Heat wave grips plains

    LAHORE: A heat wave developed over the plains of the country on Saturday and the Met department expected it to last till coming Tuesday...

    The maximum temperature in Larkana, Jacobabad, Sukkur, Turbat, Padidan and Rahim Yar Khan was 46 degrees Celsius...

  • Twin cities fall silent due to weekend heat wave

    ISLAMABAD: Temperatures in Islamabad and Rawalpindi hit 45?C and 46?C on Sunday, leading many of the cities’ residents to stay off the roads for most of the day...

    On Sunday, I decided to stay home all day and watch the Pakistan-India cricket match,” he added...

  • Graves, hospitals ready in Karachi, in case heat wave hits again

    Like many people in the city, he was caught out by the severity of last summer's heat wave which killed more than 1,300 people, and has hired a digger to excavate three elongated trenches big enough for 300 bodies...

    When the heat wave struck in the summer of 2015, hospitals, morgues and graveyards in the city of 20 million people were overwhelmed, and drug addicts, day labourers and the elderly were the biggest victims of the searing...

  • Killer heat wave

    AS large parts of southern Pakistan endure a heat wave that has killed more than 250 people in the city of Karachi alone — and the figure could be higher if some deaths have gone unreported — many may ask what, if anything, can be done to mitigate the impact of such destructive weather events...

    True, long hours without power have only exacerbated the stifling heat but what must also be noted is that the majority of deaths have...

  • Karachi heat wave claims 20 more lives

    KARACHI: Although the searing heat of last week has passed, high temperatures claimed another 20 lives in the city today...

    According to Sindh health department statistics, since June 20, a total of 1,206 have died in Karachi alone due to the heat wave...

  • Heat wave deaths

    NATURAL calamities and disasters occur in every country but responsible governments take precautionary measures to minimise the losses...

    It is sad to see the loss of over 1300 lives in a week due to a heat wave in Sindh and its capital, Karachi...

  • Heat wave revisited

    DURING the heat wave in the last week of June, some medical experts issued statements that the heatstroke deaths were preventable if people had taken precautions like remaining indoors and keeping themselves hydrated, creating an impression as if the victims themselves were responsible for their malady...

    We, perhaps, forget that this heat wave had coincided with Ramazan...

  • 150 million Americans suffer as stifling heat wave tightens grip

    WASHINGTON: The United States sweltered in dangerously hot weather on Sunday, with major cities including New York, Philadelphia and Wash­ington broiling in temperatures rising into triple digits...

    An oppressive heat wave stretching from the Midwestern plains to the Atlantic coast had nearly 150 million people struggling to stay cool in the stifling heat...

  • Karachi likely to experience heat wave from May 5

    Karachi is likely to experience a heatwave from May 5 till May 8, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Department's (PMD) forecast on Friday...

    As per a heat wave alert issued on the PMD website, the daytime temperature will range from 40 to 42 degrees Celsius during this period...

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