PHOTOS: How Pakistan Is Dealing With A Deadly Heatwave That Has Killed Over 700 People

24/06/2015 12:37 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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People rush a patient to a hospital suffering from heatstroke in Karachi, Pakistan, Tuesday, June 23, 2015. A scorching heat wave across southern Pakistan's city of Karachi has killed more than 400 people, authorities said Tuesday, as morgues overflowed with the dead and overwhelmed hospitals struggled to aid those clinging to life. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

A deadly heatwave in Pakistan's southern Sindh province has already killed over 700 people as of Tuesday. According to latest reports, at least 744 people have died as temperatures soared to 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit). People are being rushed to hospitals even as some victims have reportedly "dropped dead" on streets because of dehydration. Morgues have been filled to capacity.

The brutal heatwave comes at a time when the majority Muslims community in Pakistan is celebrating the holy month of Ramadan.

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    Family members surround a child suffering from dehydration due to severe heat, at a local hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, Tuesday, June 23, 2015. A scorching heat wave across the southern city has killed hundreds of people, authorities said Tuesday. The heat wave compounded the struggles of ordinary Pakistanis as it struck amid the holy, fasting month of Ramadan, when observant Muslims abstain from food or water during daylight hours. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)
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    People rush a man to a hospital as he suffers from a heatstroke in Karachi, Pakistan, Tuesday, June 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)
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    An elderly Pakistani woman waits for medical help as she suffers from a heatstroke at a local hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, Tuesday, June 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)
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    A Pakistani man rushes a child suffering from heatstroke to a hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, Tuesday, June 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)
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    A Pakistani woman cries as her father suffers from heatstroke in Karachi, Pakistan, Tuesday, June 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)
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    A Pakistani boy sprinkles water on his father who is suffering from heatstroke in Karachi, Pakistan, Tuesday, June 23, 2015. The scorching heat wave across southern Pakistan's city of Karachi has killed more than 400 people, authorities said Tuesday, as morgues overflowed with the dead and overwhelmed hospitals struggled to aid those clinging to life. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)
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    A man tries to help another who has fainted due to the heat at a roadside in Karachi, Pakistan, Tuesday, June 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)
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    People cool themselves off at Karachi's shore in Pakistan, Tuesday, June 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)
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    People cool themselves off in polluted water near a port during a high heat wave, in Karachi, Pakistan, Monday, June 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)
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    Pakistanis cool off themselves at a river on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, June 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
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    Pakistani youths cool off themselves at a river on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, June 21, 2015. Many cities in Pakistan are facing heat wave conditions with temperatures reaching 49 degrees Celsius (120.2 Fahrenheit). (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
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    A Pakistani jumps to a canal to cool off himself in Lahore, Pakistan, where its temperature reached 42 degrees Celsius (107.6 Fahrenheit), Sunday, June 7, 2015. Many cities in Pakistan are facing heat wave conditions with temperatures reaching 46 degrees Celsius (116.8 Fahrenheit) in some place. (AP Photo/K M Chaudhry)

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