Karachi heat wave death toll climbs to 970

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KARACHI ( / AP) — The death toll from a scorching heat wave in Karachi has climbed to 970  — a high figure even for a nation accustomed to sizzling hot summers.

Another seven persons died in Hyderabad and Badin due to heatstroke.

Earlier on Wednesday, a cool wind from the sea and pre-monsoon rains brought the first signs of respite to southern Pakistan.

Temperatures in hard-hit Karachi, the country s largest city and its commercial hub where the overwhelming majority of the deaths were reported, dropped to 34 degrees Celsius (93.2 degrees Fahrenheit), meteorologist Abdur Rasheed said.

2015-06-25

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