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How to protect yourself from a heatstroke

More than 640 people succumbed to the sweltering heat brought about by the unrelenting hot weather in Karachi and most parts of Sindh in 2015. Since then the term 'heat-wave' has become no less than nightmare for the citizens. Once again, sweltering weather is likely to engulf the country, especially Karachi, with Met Department forecasting the heatwave intensity likely to be higher than it was previously. Here are a couple of reliable tips on how you can prevent a heat stroke. A heat stroke is a condition marked by…

Karachi’s deadly heatwave in pictures…

Over a thousand lives have been lost in Karachi during the past five days of an unrelenting heatwave. Every day brings with it the tragic news of hundreds of deaths -- deaths that could have been avoided if the city was better governed, had a reliable and constant supply of electricity and its residents had ready access to abundant supplies of clean drinking water.