3 die in rain-related incidents as current spell of monsoon continues in Karachi – Pakistan

Three people died in rain-related incidents when the current monsoon spell continued in Karachi on Sunday, causing immense inconvenience to citizens.

Two men were electrocuted, while the third died after the roof of his house collapsed, according to rescue officials.

According to the spokesman for the Edhi Foundation, Saleem Haji, 35, died in Lyari when he suffered an electric shock near Dhobhi Ghat.

Meanwhile, Chhipa's spokesman said a 30-year-old man, Abdul Sattar, died while his brother, Sagar, 25, suffered injuries when the roof of his house collapsed and fell on them in the city's slum. from Orangi, near the Banaras neighborhood. .

In another incident, Habibullah, 18, died when he suffered an electric shock in Moria Goth, near Jinnah International Airport.

Moderate to heavy rains hit several parts of the metropolis, causing the flooding of several locations, particularly low areas. The power supply was also interrupted.

Several areas of the city center, Saddar, were submerged with accumulated rainwater and overflows of canals were seen in Zaibunissa Street, the Empress Market, among other areas.

Parts of the main road of the University, especially near the University of Engineering and Technology of Daud, were also submerged in the rainwater, which caused a slow movement of traffic.

Some parts of Sharea Faisal were also flooded, particularly near Gora Qabristan. Rainwater had also accumulated on the main Korangi road.

Both lanes of the road outside the Karachi Press Club were also submerged.

Gulshan-i-Iqbal, particularly Block 13-D, was also flooded with rainwater. A similar situation was also reported from Surjani Town, Nazimabad and its surroundings.

Malir Nadi, Lyari Nadi and Thado Dam declared themselves overwhelmed.

A resident of the Malir area said Sunrise that several roads and bridges connecting different villages have been damaged due to the impact of the rains.

According to an official of the Department of Metrology, on Sunday heavy rains of 40 mm were reported from the city of Surjani.

The Met official said 39 mm of rain was recorded in northern Karachi, 25 mm in Saddar, 18 mm in Nazimabad, 7 mm in University Road, 16 mm in Sharea Faisal (Faisal Base), Jinnah Terminal and other adjacent areas and 2 mm in Mauripur (Masroor Base).

The Met official said moderate rains with thunderstorms are also expected in the next 24 hours in the city.

Source: https://www.dawn.com/news/1502964/3-die-in-rain-related-incidents-as-current-spell-of-monsoon-continues-in-karachi


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