SUJAWAL: Six heat stroke-hit people were hospitalised in Sujawal on Thursday as the temperature reached 42 degrees centigrade in the region.
Three people, including Mohammad Suleman, Khan Mohammad and Mohammad Amin, were hit by heat-stroke in the town. They were rushed to Taluka Hospital Sujawal for treatment.
Three other people hit by heatstroke were also shifted to private hospitals in the town. The heat also hit people hard, worst sufferers were old people.
Power outages in the town also badly affected social and business activities. People were compelled to stay homes amid severe heat. There were also reports of people suffering from water-borne diseases.
The people used cold drinks to beat the heat. They also demanded the establishment of heat stroke centres in the city so as to meet any emergency situation.
Continental air is prevailing over most parts of Sindh and Sujawal is also in its grip. A weak westerly wave is present over northern parts of the country, said Met office.
Dry and warm weather hit many cities and towns of interior Sindh as the temperature rose sharply. Today’s highest maximum temperatures in Shaheed Benazirabad was 47°C, Chhor 46°C; Sukkur, Mithi 45°C; Sakrand, Hyderabad, Tandojam, Larkana, Padidan 44°C.