Four people die of electrocution as heavy rains pound Karachi
KARACHI: At least four people died due to electrocution as heavy rains lashed Karachi, wreaking havoc on distribution system of the K-Electric, on Friday.
According to the sources, a man named Sajjid Lodhi, 45-years-old was electrocuted in Chapal Gali Light House.
While, a man Yaseen died after receiving electric shock in his house located in Baldia’s Abidabad.
Moreover, 50-year-old Muhammad Sabir was electrocuted in Liaquatabad.
Also, a four-year-old girl named Tania lost her life after she was electrocuted while playing outside her house in Clifton’s Rasool Shah Colony.
The father of the deceased minor said that the residents informed KE about sparking at electric pole in the area, but the teams did not reach.
The body of the girl will be buried at her ancestral area of Bahawalpur, said the mourning father.
According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department, Saadi Town received the highest amount of rainfall where around 81 millimetres of rain was reported.
Gulshan-e-Hadeed recorded 73mm of rain , PAF Base Faisal received 70mm, Karachi University road 69mm, North Karachi 48mm , Quaidabad 35mm, Surjani Town 38.8mm and Orangi Town 11.6 mm till the filing of this report.
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On September 1, the Meteorological Department predicted that rains would take place in Karachi for three days starting .
Rains happened in different parts of the country including Sindh and Balochistan.
Several areas of Karachi also received light rain at previous night. During the day, temperature remained dry and hot in the megalopolis, but intermittent rain will happen till September 3 in Karachi.
Sindh’s Tharparkar, Islamkot and Nagarparkar witnessed heavy rainfall. The met department forecasted that the rainfall will happen in most parts of Sindh and Balochistan for the next three days.
Khuzdar is receiving intermittent rain since last day, which has inundated low-lying areas in the district.
According to the meteorological department, thundershowers are expected in Islamabad, northeastern Balochistan, Upper Punjab and Azad Kashmir while some parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan are also likely to receive showers.