Heat wave in Pakistan continues and death toll exceeds 1,000

The death toll due to the heat wave across Sindh Province in Pakistan has now climbed to at least 1,011. Power outages affect the water supplies. Some residents in Karachi are without electricity for 12 hours or more every day. The forecast is for continuing temperatures in the low 40s.

Advice For Travellers

A prominent Muslim cleric has advised those who are sick and frail to skip fasting for Ramadan.

Twenty-nine heatstroke centres have been set up across the Sindh Province, and the military is distributing water.

Avoid outdoor activities, take measures to lower the body temperature and drink plenty of water.

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