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Abnormal heat in Pakistan kills nearly 700 people

692 people died due to heat exhaustion in Pakistan. Forecasters predict heavy rains, which will be then followed by a new heatwave.

Abnormal heat in Pakistan kills nearly 700 people

The number of victims due to the heatwave in southern Pakistan has risen to 692. It was reported by the TV channel BBC News referring to Saeed Mangnejo, a representative of the Ministry of Health in the province of Sindh, Joinfo.ua reports.

Pakistan's prime minister Nawaz Sharif called for emergency measures to be put in place as medics battled to treat patients.

The highest number of deaths have been recorded at Karachi's largest hospital, Post Graduate Medical College Hospital, where they have treated more than 3,000 patients, doctor Semi Jamila said.

Meanwhile, last weekend, the thermometer in Pakistan Karachi read 45 degrees. Forecasters report that in the near future heavy showers are possible. However, they will be followed a new wave of heat.