More than 600 people have died from a three-day heatwave in southern Pakistan

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A scorching heat wave across southern Pakistan’s city of Karachi has killed more than 600 people, authorities said Tuesday, as morgues overflowed with the dead and overwhelmed hospitals struggled to aid those clinging to life.

Temperatures reaching 113 degrees Fahrenheit began scorching Pakistan’s port city of Karachi over the weekend. Hourslong power outages, typical in Pakistan, also struck the city, leaving fans and air conditioners inoperable as the majority of people in this Muslim country abstain from food or water during the holy fasting month of Ramadan.