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As Karachi Scorches, Deaths Linked to Power, Water Cuts, Fasting

Sabir Majeed, 59, had been fasting for Ramadan amid Karachi's 45-degree Celsius heat wave when he became dehydrated and fainted Monday afternoon. His family rushed to fetch water and buy rehydration salts from a nearby pharmacy. They called for an ambulance but none was available. "Failing to find an ambulance, we hired a cab and took him to the hospital. It was already packed with heatstroke patients and when a doctor came to see him after 30 to 40 minutes, he was pronounced...

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