11 killed in rain related incidents; more rain predicted in Karachi
Karachi: At least 11 people have been killed in rain-related incidents after heavy rain in Karachi.
Rain has greatly disturbed life and daily routine. Most parts of the city have plunged into darkness. Roads have been inundated with rain water. Cellular and internet services have been affected.
According to the Meteorological Department, the rainy system that entered from Rajisthan into Karachi has become weak. While, one part of the rainy system has headed towards the sea, and the other part is moving towards the city, which may cause heavy rain in the evening.
The Met Dept said it was likely to rain till evening in the metropolis. Because of the continuous rain which started one day earlier, all private and public schools and colleges remained close today. The NED and Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology have postponed the examinations to be held on Tuesday.
The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) had on Tuesday sought a report from the K-Electric over deaths as a result of electrocution and power break downs in Karachi during rain.
The NEPRA had expressed reservations over KE complaint centers’ not responding to the consumers’ calls. It wondered that why the electricity providing company did not take precautionary measures despite predictions for rain. The regulatory authority also directed it to take immediate measures to restore the electricity to the megalopolis.