KARACHI: Death toll from the killer heatwave increased as nine more people died in Karachi, Aaj News reported.
The deceased breathed their last at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, pushing the death toll to over 1000.
Another death due to heat was reported from Thatta.
The heat wave that began on Friday affected the elderly citizens, the homeless, slum dwellers, and laborers the most.
On Saturday, temperatures reached 44.8 degrees Celsius- the highest-recorded temperature in the country in the last 15 years. Sunday’s temperature dipped slightly to 42.5 Celsius.
According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department officials, the heat wave ended Wednesday night, as the temperature dropped to 36 degrees.
Despite a noticeable decline in temperature, people continue to die.