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Mass graves are dug to bury the heatwave victims in Karachi

Pakistan heatwave death toll passes 1000

  THE death toll from Pakistan's killer heatwave rose past 1,000 on Thursday (June 25), with more fatalities expected, as cloud cover and lower temperatures brought some relief to the worst-hit city Karachi.   Mortuaries and gravediggers in Karachi, Pakistan's larges

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