In the month of Ramadan, many Muslims don’t eat during the day and this contributes to the deaths from hot temperature.
Heat has left at least 65 people dead in just three days in Karachi, Pakistan, CNN reported.
The temperature in the city reached 44 degrees Celsius on May 21, much higher than the average May temperature of 35 degrees, according to the Pakistan Meteorological Bureau.
The situation is aggravated by many factors. Widespread power outages have occurred throughout the city. In addition, it is now a fasting month for Ramadan, when many Muslims fast for food during the day, meaning from the sunrise to sunset.
Temperatures are expected to remain above 40 degrees Celsius in the next few days before dropping to over 35 degrees on the weekend.
Heat also spread to central and northern India. Extreme weather is expected to last until the rainy season, which is forecasted to be in early June in India.
This is not the first time that Karachi people have suffered from extreme heat. A heat wave in 2015 caused the temperature to rise to 45 degrees Celsius, leaving at least 1,300 people dead, including many elderly and sick.
Another news that also shock us about Pakistan is that Pakistan Government killed more than 1,000 dogs.
More than 1,000 dogs were poisoned to death after people in Karachi, Pakistan, complained that many women and children were bitten by dogs.
Karachi city president, Rehan Hashmi, said authorities had received countless complaints that wild dogs bite people. As a result, the campaign to remove canine wild dogs is necessary because the city does not have the resources to find new homes or raise them in animal care facilities.
Animal rights are often overlooked in Pakistan. For religious reasons, Pakistani people do not want to adopt wild dogs, considering them as dirty animals, while activists and doctors try to find where dogs can be cared for.
Few families of the upper classes in Pakistan keep domestic dogs or need dogs to guard their home. Statistics show that Karachi has up to 35,000 wild dogs. About 15,000 dog bite case are reported annually, according to Isma Gheewala, director of the Karachi Veterinary Center.
Two months ago, the Karachi government also killed more than 700 wild dogs by mixing poison into chicken and spreading it on the street, despite the angry response from the international community.