Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Pakistan Heatwave Leaves Hundreds Dead as Government Cuts Electrical Power

This is an astonishing loss of life.

At the BBC, "Pakistan heatwave: Death toll crosses 700 people in Sindh":
There is anger among local residents at the authorities because power cuts have restricted the use of air-conditioning units and fans, correspondents say.

Matters have been made worse by the widespread abstention from water during daylight hours during the fasting month of Ramadan.
Wouldn't want to get Allah pissed off or anything, and no doubt the government's cutting power to appease the gods of global warming.


More at Euronews, "Anger at Karachi power cuts as hundreds die in Pakistan heatwave."