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Heat wave deaths: PM to visit Karachi tomorrow

KARACHI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will visit Karachi tomorrow (Monday) after deadly heat wave killed over 1,100 people across the city, ARY News reported.

It is the PM’s first visit to the city since heat wave wreaked havoc in the metropolis.

After peaking at around 45 degrees Celsius (113 Fahrenheit) last weekend, the heat has subsided to the mid-30s and the city’s customary cooling sea breeze has started up, bringing relief to its 20 million inhabitants.

At times this week the city’s morgues struggled to cope with the influx of the dead, many of whom were elderly, destitute or drug addicts.

The Edhi Foundation, a welfare group based inKarachi, on Friday buried 50 bodies that no relatives had come forward to claim.

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