The summer temperatures across Pakistan are shooting up, with mercury levels reaching 49 degrees Celsius (120 degrees Fahrenheit) in some parts of Punjab! The month-long spell of the extreme heat has already killed at least 90 people. Most of them, living in eastern Pakistan, have died of dehydration, diarrhea and sunstroke, according to officials.
According to Javed Asghar, a health adviser to the provincial government, 75 people had been reported to die two weeks ago, from the heat in the eastern Punjab province of Pakistan. However, he says that the toll has increased after that.
But, as a relief to the habitants, rain has been forecasted for some areas in Punjab and this will surely relieve the people from the heat, Ikramuddin, an official at the state-run Meteorological Department in Lahore said.