Dadu- Five more devotees died due to extreme heat and road accidents in Sehwan Sharif town of Sindh, bringing death toll to 43 over the past four days.

On Wednesday, the mercury rose to 50 degree Celsius in Sehwan Town and its surrounding areas killing at least 10 devotees on second day of annual Urs of Sufi saint, Hazrat Qalandar lal Shahbaz Qalandar.

The heat in Sehwan town has claimed the lives of dozens of devotees who have come from across the country.

Majority of the deceased belonged to different parts of Punjab who breathed their last due to suffocation and heat stroke from June 15 till date. Tens of thousands of people gathered in Sehwan town to pay obeisance to the 13th century saint during the three-day Urs celebrations which began on Tuesday. Local rescue official said despite ban on bathing and swimming in the canals, five devotees drowned near Sehwan.