Over 60 people have been reported dead in Karachi due to Heatwave. Edhi Foundation head Faisal Edhi revealed this information. Edhi said that number of dead bodies in Korangi area has tripled.
He said, “On normal days, the Korangi mortuary receives six or seven bodies, whereas the last few days have seen 20 to 25 bodies per day. The flow at the Sohrab Goth facility has doubled from 20 bodies to 40 in a single day.”
Here is how people are reacting on social media
Yes, Karachi needs more trees to overcome the extremely hot temperature.
WE NEED TO PLANT TREES IN KARACHI!! #HeatStroke
— Hassan Khan (@16hassankhan) May 22, 2018
As people are left with no choice.
Meanwhile in Karachi pic.twitter.com/Jl0yuAxSst
— ا ر م ش (@UncleGormint) May 21, 2018
65 dead, yet nothing has been done.
— Raza Mehdi (@SyedRezaMehdi) May 21, 2018
Karachi needs rain.
Ya Allah Karachi walon pe apna reham farma. Please do pray for rain in Karachi, 65 people died yesterday because of heat stroke. Ya Allah reham
— Shazmina. (@Durrfitaymuh__) May 21, 2018
People are doing whatever they can in this desperate situation
— Danyal Gilani (@DanyalGilani) May 21, 2018
Karachi is in need of water.
60 casualties reported in Karachi because of the heatwave. Stay hydrated guys and keep your heads covered all the time
— Zameer Maan (@ZameerMaan) May 22, 2018
Tree, rain and some miracle. As the whole nation prays for the people of Karachi
The poorest people in Karachi are suffering the #Heatwave. Terrible to hear. May their families have the strength to cope with their loss.
— Wadana Farooq (@WadanaFarooq) May 21, 2018
Karachi really needs a billion tree tsunami project just like in KPK. Deforestation to build commercial and residential areas is killing the humanity. Infrastructure at the cost of people is damaging the City of Lights.
Someone should initiate a billion tree plantation plan for Karachi as well
— ع (@Sisyfuss_) May 20, 2018
This is what the Karachiites feel.
They call karachi a separate country!!!
BY GOD we Karachities know its a different Planet !! !! pic.twitter.com/a3MKbHJAOZ
— The Grenade (@BigGrenade) May 21, 2018
The City of Lights is on Fire.
Karachi is literally on fire. I don't think I've ever experienced this much hot weather in Karachi 😥😥
— ﻓﺎﻃﻤﮧ. (@FaamaJafri) May 21, 2018
Ramadan, fast and the unbearable weather of Karachi. Let’s hope that the temperature will fall down in the city.
— Ali Haider Zaidi (@AliHZaidiPTI) May 21, 2018
Women, men, children working & fasting in this heatwave.
Karachi is burning.. I can’t bear to see men and women working outside in the noon. May Allah have mercy on us. Ameen. pic.twitter.com/AhAscFPXBZ
— Sarah (@SAQsays) May 22, 2018
Heat Wave warning was issued by the Met Office a few days back. It was predicted that for the next six days day temperature in Karachi will remain in between 40-43⁰C. And today due to this heatwave 65 people have lost their lives in Karachi. Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) did sent the information to all concerned departments clearly stating that for the next 5 to 6 days temperature will rise in Karachi. But it seems that no precautionary measure were taken.
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