Disastrous heatwave kills almost 700 in Pakistan

June 23, 2015 9:01 PM

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A three-day heatwave in Pakistan has killed nearly 700 people, primarily in the southern province of Sindh. A state of emergency has been declared in hospitals, while army is being deployed to help stroke centers.

"The number of people who have died in the heatwave has now reached 692," Sindh province Health Secretary Saeed Mangnejo said Tuesday, adding that the number may increase. Most of those died in state hospitals of Karachi, capital of the southern province of Sindh.

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