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Temperatures soar as Pakistan heatwave claims 830 lives

A beach in Sindh, Pakistan.
A beach in Sindh, Pakistan. Image by Humayun Hasan / CC BY-SA 2.0

A severe heatwave in the Pakistani province of Sindh has killed 830 people, with temperatures soaring to 45 degrees Celsius. The government has established emergency heat-stroke treatment centres across the affected area, but the death toll is predicted to rise as more reports come in from rural areas. The extreme temperatures follow a similar heatwave in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in May which killed more than 1700 people. Read more: dawn.com