SAHIWAL-Three persons died while dozens fainted due to heatstroke as mercury crossed the digit of 46 degree Celsius on Sunday.

According to the residents, the Sun shone with full heat, pushing the temperature rose above 46 degree Celsius. Due to scorching heat the city wore a deserted look as people preferred staying in door. Due to severe heat, three persons including two women died of heatstroke. The deceased were identified as Muhammad Iqbal of Chak 11/7-L, Nasim Bibi of Kot Khadim Ali Shah and Suraiya Bibi of Farid Town. Reportedly, dozens other fainted due to scorching heat and were admitted to DHQ Hospital Sahiwal.