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Heatwave in Pakistan

A deadly heatwave that has killed nearly 700 people in southern Pakistan. Temperatures in Karachi, which is Pakistan's largest city and has seen the majority of the deaths, were forecast to peak at 38 degrees Celsius (100 Fahrenheit), down from the 40-plus highs of recent days.

Heatwave in Pakistan
A Pakistani man rests next to a street during a heatwave in Karachi on June 24, 2015. A deadly heatwave that has killed nearly 700 people in southern Pakistan showed signs of easing bringing some respite to the sweltering city of Karachi. Temperatures in the city, which is Pakistan's largest and has seen the majority of the deaths, were forecast to peak at 38 degrees Celsius (100 Fahrenheit), down from the 40-plus highs of recent days. (AFP/Getty Images)
Heatwave in Pakistan
A Pakistani man rests next to a street during a heatwave in Karachi on June 24, 2015. A deadly heatwave that has killed nearly 700 people in southern Pakistan showed signs of easing bringing some respite to the sweltering city of Karachi. Temperatures in the city, which is Pakistan's largest and has seen the majority of the deaths, were forecast to peak at 38 degrees Celsius (100 Fahrenheit), down from the 40-plus highs of recent days. (AFP/Getty Images)
Heatwave in Pakistan
Pakistanis cool off at a beach on the Arabian Sea during a heatwave in Karachi on June 23, 2015. More than 500 people have died from a three-day heatwave in southern Pakistan, officials said as medics battled to treat victims after a state of emergency was declared in hospitals. The majority of the deaths occurred in the port city of Karachi, Pakistan's economic hub of around 20 million people, where temperatures reached 45 degrees Celsius (111 Fahrenheit), said Sabir Memon, a senior provincial health official. (AFP/Getty Images)
Heatwave in Pakistan
Pakistani men rest in the shade of trees during a heatwave in Karachi on June 23, 2015. More than 500 people have died from a three-day heatwave in southern Pakistan, officials said as medics battled to treat victims after a state of emergency was declared in hospitals. The majority of the deaths occurred in the port city of Karachi, Pakistan's economic hub of around 20 million people, where temperatures reached 45 degrees Celsius (111 Fahrenheit), said Sabir Memon, a senior provincial health official. (AFP/Getty Images)
Heatwave in Pakistan
A Pakistani man rests under the shade of trees during a heatwave in Karachi on June 23, 2015. More than 500 people have died from a three-day heatwave in southern Pakistan, officials said as medics battled to treat victims after a state of emergency was declared in hospitals. The majority of the deaths occurred in the port city of Karachi, Pakistan's economic hub of around 20 million people, where temperatures reached 45 degrees Celsius (111 Fahrenheit), said Sabir Memon, a senior provincial health official. (AFP/Getty Images)
Heatwave in Pakistan
A Pakistani man carries a heatstroke victim into a hospital in Karachi on June 23, 2015. More than 450 people have died from a three-day heatwave in southern Pakistan, officials said as medics battled to treat victims after a state of emergency was declared in hospitals. (AFP/Getty Images)
Heatwave in Pakistan
A Pakistani resident rests at a market area during a heatwave in Karachi on June 23, 2015. The death toll from a heatwave in southern Pakistan on June 23 passed 450 as medics battled to treat victims after imposing a state of emergency in hospitals, health officials said. (AFP/Getty Images)
Heatwave in Pakistan
Pakistani parliamentarians offer absentia funeral prayers for heatwave victims outside the Parliament House in Islamabad on June 23, 2015. More than 450 people have died from a three-day heatwave in southern Pakistan, officials said as medics battled to treat victims after a state of emergency was declared in hospitals. (AFP/Getty Images)