By: Agence France-Presse
June 23, 2015 3:04 PM
Pakistani men help a heatstroke victim in a market area of Karachi. (photo by Rizwan Tabassum, AFP)
KARACHI, Pakistan — More than 450 people have now died from a three-day heat wave in southern Pakistan, officials said Tuesday, as medics battled to treat victims after a state of emergency was declared in hospitals.
“More than 450 people have died due to heat stroke in past three days,” Sabir Memon, a senior provincial health official based in Karachi, the worst hit city, told AFP.