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  1. Pakistan heatwave: Death toll crosses 1,000

Pakistan heatwave: Death toll crosses 1,000

The sweltering heatwave in Pakistan has claimed up to 1,011 lives with at least 229 fatalities reported on Wednesday by the government and private hospitals.

By: | Published: June 25, 2015 1:26 PM

The sweltering heatwave in Pakistan has claimed up to 1,011 lives with at least 229 fatalities reported on Wednesday by the government and private hospitals.

According to Dawn News, around 40,000 people have suffered a heat stroke and 7,500 of them were being treated in the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC), said officials.

The provincial government of Sindh has imposed a state of emergency at all hospitals and cancelled the leave for doctors.

The government also increased stocks of medical supplies at hospitals.

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