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Pakistan: With early warning, Karachi cools a heatwave threat

10 Nov 2017, TRF

As an unseasonal heatwave loomed on weather forecasts for Karachi last month, authorities issued a public warning one week in advance. Following the alert, hospitals and water and power companies started preparing. Officials are working to avoid a repetition of a heat disaster in 2015 that claimes 1,500 lives.





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