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Four killed as Karachi hit by sandstorm

Over 100 people have been injured

SAMAA | and - Posted: Apr 15, 2019 | Last Updated: 3 years ago
Posted: Apr 15, 2019 | Last Updated: 3 years ago

Four people, including two children, were killed as a sandstorm accompanied by strong winds swept across Karachi Monday. 

The sandstorm began Sunday night and continued well into Monday. It also rained in several areas.

Over 100 people have been injured in storm-related incidents. Power supply to several areas has also been suspended.

The Sindh government has declared an emergency at public hospitals in the city.

A car overturned on the Korangi Causeway because the driver couldn't control it due to the strong winds. There were no casualties.

Five children were injured when a school roof collapsed on Tipu Sultan Road while six others were injured when a section of a roof collapsed at a madrassa in Lyari's Chakiwara.

Electric poles fell across Clifton and the windows of a shopping mall were smashed due to the storm.

The storm was reported in different parts of the city, including near the airport, Malir, Landhi, Nazimabad, North Karachi, II Chundrigar Road, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Gulshan-e-Iqbal and along the coast (Clifton and DHA included).

Due to the sandstorm, signboards, electric wires and trees across the city fell.

In Malir, a tree fell on a car while in Gulistan-e-Jauhar an electric pole fell on a car.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department has predicted rain in Karachi on Monday and Tuesday. The rain is expected to provide slight relief from the scorching heat.

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  1. dam dam  April 15, 2019 1:57 am/ Reply

    Blah bkah bam

  2. Ali  April 15, 2019 4:07 am/ Reply

    Any update regarding electricity breakdown? thanks

  3. Irfan  April 15, 2019 10:09 am/ Reply

    We think that we say astaghfaar and pray to allah rehman ur rahim please safety to all of us

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