In the image, in the photo.Water shortages, power outages, birds falling from the sky … India and Pakistan were hit by the heat wave

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For several weeks, residents of these two countries have faced episodes of heat waves. In Pakistan, temperatures have also exceeded 50 degrees Celsius.

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An unprecedented heat wave. Since late April, the entire region of India and Pakistan has experienced a historic heat wave.These unusually high temperatures persist, but in May – – This corresponds to the hot dry season in these areas. This is the most densely populated South Asian region in the world and is already usually the hottest month.

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In southern Pakistan, it reached 51 degrees in Jacobabad.teeth “World’s highest temperature in 2022”,signal Tweets relayed by Etienne Kapikian, Météo France Forecaster. In India, as with most of the northwestern part of the country, thermometers could rise to 46 degrees Celsius in New Delhi on Sunday, May 15, before the expected improvements with the arrival of the monsoon. I have. Franceinfo returns with an image to the result of this extreme heat.

In Karachi, workers sleep outside to cool off

On Wednesday, May 11, 2022, on a hot summer morning in Karachi, Pakistan, workers sleep at the median of the road.  (FAREED KHAN / AP / SIPA / SIPA)

On Wednesday, May 11, 2022, on a hot summer morning in Karachi, Pakistan, workers sleep at the median of the road.  (FAREED KHAN / AP / SIPA / SIPA)

In Pakistan’s large port city of Karachi, workers sleep outside on a mattress placed on the ground of a median strip between two roads to find a little coolness at night.

The southern part of Sindh, the capital of Karachi, has been hit particularly hard by rising temperatures. According to the Pakistan Weather Bureau (PMD), mercury surged above 50 degrees Celsius in Jacobabad on Friday. Nationally, temperatures are between 6 and 9 ° C. “More than normal”, PMD is underlined. Thermometers showed about 40 ° C on Friday in the capital Islamabad and other major cities in Karachi (south), Lahore (east) and Peshawar (northwest).

A bridge swept away by a dazzling flood

In northern Pakistan, rising temperatures are melting glacial lakes. The embankment broke, waves were released and rolled down the slope, clearing everything in the path. In the Gilgit-Baltistan region, a bridge in the village of Hassanabad collapsed on a mountain road connecting the region to western China.

According to Pakistan’s Minister of Climate Change, Sherry Rehman, 33 of the country’s 7,000 glacial lakes are at risk of flooding.According to her, the heat wave “Direct consequences of climate stress”..

In New Delhi, residents are looking for a slight gray area

Residents are wasting a shaded area resting under a bridge over the Yamuna River in New Delhi, India, especially on May 10, 2022.  (AMARJEET KUMAR SINGH / ANADOLU AGENCY / AFP)

Residents are wasting a shaded area resting under a bridge over the Yamuna River in New Delhi, India, especially on May 10, 2022.  (AMARJEET KUMAR SINGH / ANADOLU AGENCY / AFP)

Residents of the Indian capital are looking for a slightly gray area to escape the heat wave that hits New Delhi, which has reached 44 degrees Celsius. Some people rest under a bridge over the riverbed of the Yamuna River.

Earlier this week, in neighboring Pakistan, the government called on Lahore residents to stay in the shade. “The hottest time of the day”..

People mobilized to refresh passers-by in Karachi

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sperosnn (SABIR MAZHAR / ANADOLU AGENCY / AFP)

Under the scorching sun on the streets of Karachi, people in fluorescent jackets are on a mission to cool workers and passers-by. Pakistani and Indian authorities have warned their fellow citizens of the health risks of high fever.

Water scarcity in India and Pakistan

On May 13, 2022, volunteers distributed free drinking water outside a temple in the old town of Delhi, India.  (RAJAT GUPTA / EPA / MAXPPP)

On May 13, 2022, volunteers distributed free drinking water outside a temple in the old town of Delhi, India.  (RAJAT GUPTA / EPA / MAXPPP)

In India, record heat waves have led to water shortages. Millions of people are affected. Distribution is improvised, as it is outside this temple in the old city of Delhi.

In Pakistan, the flow of the Indus River has decreased by 65% ​​this year “Because there is little rain or snow”According to Adnan Hassan, a spokesman for the Irrigation Department in Punjab. According to the United Nations, the basin supplies 90% of Pakistan’s water supply. Water scarcity can also affect crops. “If this water scarcity continues, there is a real risk of food and crop shortages in this country this year.”Warned Adnan Hassan.

Power outage due to air conditioner

On April 30, 2022, workers passed a pile of coal at the Amrapari Coal Mine in Peapalwa, Jharkhand, India.  (-/ AFP)

On April 30, 2022, workers passed a pile of coal at the Amrapari Coal Mine in Peapalwa, Jharkhand, India.  (-/ AFP)

The hottest months of March and April boosted the power consumption of air conditioners, which consume a lot of electricity, especially in both India and Pakistan. Power plants are currently running out of coal to meet demand.

Some cities in Pakistan had to suffer from power outages of up to 8 hours a day. “The situation across India is dire.”Lamented that the Prime Minister of New Delhi warned that a power outage between the hospital and the capital’s subway was possible. RTS..

Cows run away from the heat …

On May 13, 2022, cows cool in a pond to overcome the heat waves of Larkana, Pakistan.  (WAQAR HUSSAIN / MAXPPP)

On May 13, 2022, cows cool in a pond to overcome the heat waves of Larkana, Pakistan.  (WAQAR HUSSAIN / MAXPPP)

In the city of Larkana, Pakistan, these cows are chilled in the basin to withstand the heat waves. Pakistani media reported that sheep died of sunstroke and dehydration in the Choristan Desert of Punjab, the most populous state and breadbasket of Pakistan in the eastern part of the country.

… and the birds fall from the sky

On May 3, 2022, in Ahmedabad, India, a semi-conscious bird lies on the side of a road that has been the victim of fever.  (SAM PANTHAKY / AFP)

On May 3, 2022, in Ahmedabad, India, a semi-conscious bird lies on the side of a road that has been the victim of heat.  (SAM PANTHAKY / AFP)

In India, dehydrated birds fall from the sky and remain inert to the ground in the sun. In the city of Ahmedabad in the west of the country “At least 50 to 60 birds” Have been taken care of “every day” Testify at Jivdaya Trust Veterinary Hospital In Parisian Gira Shah, co-founder of the hospital.

According to the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO), this record heat wave “consistent” With climate change.

Source: Francetvinfo

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