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Heat Wave In Pakistan Kills Hundreds Within 2 Days

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^ iranian villages are paradise unless you're super poor. If you have just a patch of land (enough to feed your family) it's pretty much a luxury lifestyle. Work a couple hours a day (in fact I know farmers who do their work at night to avoid the sun), sleep the rest. Go to the basement during ramadan. Sleep in the park in the summer time.

I wish they realized they live in paradise.

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 know engineers and maybe workmen who can duplicate the technology that was put  in New York skys[Edited Out]ers in the 1920s.

It is water based, ice forming air-conditioning. Last I read, the original equipment is still working. This was developed before post-WW2 electric air-conditioning.

As I remember, ice is formed in tanks and then air is blown over the tanks and ducted throughout the building.

Someone should be able to find enough info to build some for mosques, schools, cooling-centers and so-on, inshallah.

Referred to Darth vader   :D

 

Thermal/Solar air conditioner is available for sale.  http://www.atlantissolar.com/aircon1.html

 

It employs the simple and monumentally efficient refrigeration process. Basically, the large outdoor unit consisting of thermally conducting material (arrays of large copper pipes and glass tubes to catch sun rays) and it is full of calcium chloride or some such salt and ammonia in aqueous form. The salt keeps the ammonia (ammonia is the oldest refrigerant gas and still used at industrial scales). When the tube arrays get hot, ammonia turns to gas and flows to the indoor unit. At the indoor unit there is the mechanical contraption which forces it through a jet, and due to the conventional adiabatic change just like in any refrigeration process, cooling is created and the condenser pipes (also of copper) through which the ammonia is passed are cooled. Now, a simple fan powered with a little electricity (in Atlantis version of thermal AC) blows air at the condenser of the indoor unit and this is air conditioned, very cool air. Atlantis was selling a unit for 80000 PKR last time I checked. Bit high, yes, but vastly more reliable than a DIY (do-it-yourself) version imo. If anyone wants to DIY this, then there are also PDFs of the whole process floating on the interwebz.

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Today was my first day in my life working outdoors in the sun for extended periods of time whilst fasting. And I must say: it's a whole different ballgame. It's nothing like the soosooli fasting I've become accustomed to.

Thanks God I realized I am way far from my city of residence and as of now this is not my regular job so I was obliged to break my fast. If I didn't have that water and gatorade then your friend jackson would have probably been hospitalized for heat stroke by now.

People in Pakistan and Iraq are superhuman. I am worried they will eventually enslave the whole world using the superstrength they have gained from fasting in ridonkulous heat sans air conditioner.

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Salam alaikum

 

what a very sad Ramadan. the weather this year 2015 is like never before honestly and I am living in the states and already it is super hot, and nothing like last year's Ramadan. I know how these brave people must have felt. May Allah (sw) have mercy on their souls Inshallah.

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The main room should have some type of fan, but if the electricity is off, the fans won't work. During a heat wave, it is recommended to extend a clothes line or rope from one side of the room to another and drape a damp piece of fabric over it so that a breeze from the fan or open windows will blow through the damp cloth and cool off the room. InshaAllah.

This only works if there is a breeze and the air isn't too humid.

Keep safe, friends. Break your fast if you start to feel ill. Please.

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Today was my first day in my life working outdoors in the sun for extended periods of time whilst fasting. And I must say: it's a whole different ballgame. It's nothing like the soosooli fasting I've become accustomed to. Thanks God I realized I am way far from my city of residence and as of now this is not my regular job so I was obliged to break my fast. If I didn't have that water and gatorade then your friend jackson would have probably been hospitalized for heat stroke by now. People in Pakistan and Iraq are superhuman. I am worried they will eventually enslave the whole world using the superstrength they have gained from fasting in ridonkulous heat sans air conditioner.

:D ^  have no fear brother  .... As long as the People of Pakistan are under the yokes of tryants namely Zardari and Sharif and their masters there is no way they can think of anything other than mere existence.

 

on a happier note, the weather outside is lovely....cloudy with a breeze..... and rain forecasts all over Pakistan.

 

Thank you for all your duas :)

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:D ^  have no fear brother  .... As long as the People of Pakistan are under the yokes of tryants namely Zardari and Sharif and their masters there is no way they can think of anything other than mere existence.

 

on a happier note, the weather outside is lovely....cloudy with a breeze..... and rain forecasts all over Pakistan.

 

Thank you for all your duas :)

lovely weather? rain forecasts? you've got to be kidding - its a scorching sun in Karachi  :cry:

 

i need water  :cry:

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Good for you anaammar !

This is sad news, people should simply break up the fast when they feel unwell.

Sun strokes and sun burns are common among those working long hours under the sun even when they are not fasting and even with good electricity .

Some countries like uae changed the working hours late in evening or at night. Some prefer early morning hours. I think there is an international law against working under extreme temp like 46C.

As bradar pointed out, for indoors , there is the genius of traditional eastern architecture that is largely abandoned. If you walked inside an old forte or castle or something, you will notice that it's temp is acceptable with breeze coming from somewhere . No air conditioning machines there but an air conditioning system .

May Allah give us the strength to pass this Ramadan safely with our loved ones around us, and may Allah give the families of these men and women the patience .

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Lahore's weather is so much better right now, feels like a blessing. 

 

update : its around 3:30 pm and the rain have started along with cool breeze.

i'm . so. jealous.

 

here its very sunny. and we had a 2 hour power cut  :cry:

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There is something here in the US they call Swamp coolers, I don't know if they sell them in PAkistan.

They are a dehumidifier with a small air conditioner. They don't work as well as a regular air conditioner, 

but they use a lot less electricity. 

 

Also putting a towel in a bucket of ice water, then ringing out the towel and putting it on your head.

It looks a little funny but it will probably keep you from getting heat stroke. 

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^ yes brother, we have them in Pakistan.....they are widely used all over Pakistan except karachi.Karachi is very humid and swamp coolers won't work there........

 

 the problem is when the heat is coupled with humidity..... Body's heat loss mechanisms fail quickly when the atmosphere is humid.. that's the reason of so many deaths in karachi even though the temperatures there weren't the highest.

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