Pakistan heat wave death toll rises
The death toll from a heat wave in southern Pakistan has risen to more than 450 over the past three days, and hospitals are overflowing. Power outages have exacerbated the problem, shutting down water supplies.

Officials said Tuesday that the death toll had risen to some 450, with thousands needing hospital treatment. At least 10 more died in other parts of the Sindh province.

The majority of deaths were in the port city of Karachi, which is Pakistan’s economic hub and largest city. Provincial Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah issued an order closing all schools and public offices until the heat wave ends.

Since Friday, temperatures have soared to 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit).
 
 
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