Karachi: 7 killed in rain related incidents

KARACHI: At least seven people have been killed from electrocution and other rain related incidents in the city on Saturday.

In Paposh Nagar a child was killed from electrocution, while another child lost his life in Korangi. In the Defence area of the city a person was killed from electrocution near the KESC office.

The shed of a CNG station located near the NIPA intersection collapsed injuring three people. It is feared that more people are trapped under the rubble.

KESC has appealed to the residents of the city to stay away from electricity poles and wires. According to the KESC spokesman, 102 feeders have tripped in the city and these will be repaired after the rain stops. Areas without electricity include Nazimabad, Landhi, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Lyari, Malir, Clifton, Korangi, Balida and North Karachi.

Heavy rainfall with thunderstorm lashed Karachi Saturday morning disrupting the traffic flow in many areas and causing difficulties to the commuters, however, it decreased the temperature in the city turning the weather pleasant.

Rainwater filled the streets and roads of many areas including Old City Area, Defence, II Chundrigar Road, Nazimabad, Steel Town, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Shahra-e-Faisal, Landhi and the areas adjoining University Road and Airport Road.

The met department has forecast more rainfall in the next 24 hours.

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