Heatwave scorches Pak, mercury shoots to 51°C in Jacobabad

Heatwave across Pakistan is creating a major health crisis with mercury shooting as high as 51° Celsius in Jacobabad, Sindh on Saturday. Residents said that prolonged drought and unavailability of clean water are compelling people to drink contaminated water to beat the heat. Unconfirmed reports suggest at least three people died of acute water diarrhoea in a remote area of Sindh, Kaccha, in Dadu.