KARACHI: The three day death toll from the intense heatwave in the city has risen to 300.
On Monday, 35 bodies were brought to Jinnah Hospital, 27 to Civil Hospital and 17 to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.
Bodies have also been shifted to the Lyari General Hospital and Sindh Government Hospital.
At the Edhi morgue in the city bodies have been received and there is no longer any space left to keep them.
Earlier, Executive District Officers Health from government hospitals in the city confirmed that 135 people had died due to the heatwave during the last two days in the city.
Residents of the city have not only been faced with the intense heatwave but also prolonged power outages during the holy month of Ramazan.
On Monday temperatures in Karachi were expected to touch 43 degrees Celsius following two of the hottest days in decades. Temperature soared to 44 degrees Celsius on Saturday and hovered at 43 degrees Celsius on Sunday, coinciding with a surge of demand for power.