You may be truly shocked to read the life taking news of deadly heatwaves in metropolitan city of Pakistan. Yes, you read it right, Karachi has claimed around 800 deaths due to severe and scorching heatwaves, in a time period of 4 days. Muslims are also observing holy month of Ramadan, which asks them not to eat or drink in the daylight hours. Elderly and poor Karachities became the deadly victims of hot heatwaves.
Also to improve your knowledge, electricity load shedding is also one of the obvious cause that has worsen the awful situation in Karachi. Can you imagine a day without air-condition and fan ? It is a deadly alarm, which can actually take lives. With the prompt increase in the temperature of heatwaves, the risk of getting more lives also reached high numbers. The situation has evolved into a terrible condition that even the morgue have no capacity to store dead bodies.
Irrespective of all the news stories, relating heatwaves affects, some heartbroken occurrences which I personally observed;
How strange it is, to hear that one needs to wait long and long in the queue, just to have some ice, which you actually pay for. I was passing by a market to buy some fruits and I had a look at the longest queue. People, with fast were bound to stay in the line to buy some solid ice to get chilled liquids in the hot summery days. Government has badly failed to provide the basic needs on convenient ways.
Agitation and protests against electricity
As I was coming back to home, I noticed a charged crowd, equipped with sticks, iron rods etc, protesting at a roundabout. Police and government again carelessly failed to bring back the situation to normal. Also, you will be dismayed(if you are not a Pakistani) that the protest was held due to absence of electric supply in the areas for about 5 days.
As we observed a speedy increase in the death toll from deadly and scorching sun rays, the government hospitals were packed with dead bodies and were left ignored. Karachi also lacks with government morgue to store dead bodies, another depressing acknowledgment.
Deadly heatwaves failed to beat the spirit of volunteerism
Whenever Pakistan soil suffers with abrupt situations, Pakistanis are accelerated to offer volunteer services with full contribution toward humanity. The nation unites to relax the sufferers of heatwaves with ice, chilled water and liquids to hydrate the bodies. Loving people of Pakistan never overlooked the fellow human beings and always came up with helping hands to overcome the poor circumstances.
Dehydration and heatwaves has taken lots of lives but we cannot deny the fact that loss of electric supply and acute water supply is also one of the prominent factor to worsen the situation.
Look for remedies to prevent heat strokes. Show gestures of happiness, seek forgiveness from ALMIGHTY in the sacred month of Ramadan and help the humanity 🙂