Three die in rain-related incidents in Karachi
KARACHI: Three people including two children have lost their lives in rain related incidents in the Karachi during last 24 hours.
Two children were drown in sewer line in Gulshan e Iqbal area after rain created urban flooding in the megalopolis.
Relief and rescue operation is underway in various parts of the city after disastrous heavy rain of last night in Karachi.
Army, Rangers and Pak Navy along with civil administration rescue teams are busy in evacuating people to safer places. Pak Navy teams rescued people stranded in rain water in Dadabhai Colony, Madina Town, Yar Mohammad Goth and other parts of the city.
People residing along Malir River and Sukhan river were also shifted to safer places as water entered in residential areas. Traffic was badly affected as national highway came under water after overflow of the Sukhan river.
Meanwhile, following heavy rains in different parts of Sindh especially in Karachi and Hyderabad Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has declared Rain Emergency all over the province.