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Five killed as heavy rain lashes Karachi

Rainwater inundates several areas of the city

SAMAA | - Posted: Jul 27, 2020 | Last Updated: 4 months ago
Posted: Jul 27, 2020 | Last Updated: 4 months ago
Five killed as heavy rain lashes Karachi

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Five people were killed in different incidents in Karachi after heavy rain lashed the megapolis Sunday afternoon.

A 22-year-old man was electrocuted to death in Landhi, while a five-year-old girl drowned in a drain near Vita Chowrangi in Korangi, according to rescue officials.

A 55-year-old electrician was electrocuted to death in the Garden area. He was fixing an electric motor.

A motorcyclist was killed after he fell in a drain in Orangi Town and a 10-year-old boy was electrocuted in Gulshan-e-Hadeed.

Karachi received heavy rainfall coupled with a cool breeze and thunderstorms in most areas Sunday afternoon.

Many areas of the city, including Saddar, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Sharae Faisal, II Chundrigar Road, North Karachi, North Nazimabad, Safoora Goth, Defence and Clifton, witnessed downpours.

Temperature in the megapolis fell and electricity supply has been suspended in multiple areas. Over 500 feeders belonging to K-Electric have tripped, plunging multiple areas into darkness.

The administration has asked that all sacrificial animals be kept indoors and away from electricity poles.

An emergency has been imposed at hospitals across the city. The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation has advised people to stay away from electric wires and take precautionary measures to protect themselves.

This is the third spell of monsoon rains in Karachi. According to Met Office Sindh Director Sardar Sarfraz, light rain is expected on Eidul Azha as well, which will be celebrated on August 1.

The most rain was reported on University Road in Gulistan-e-Jauhar where 78.5mm was recorded. Surjani Town saw 68.4mm of rain. In Gulistan-e-Jauhar, 60mm was reported while 55mm was recorded at the Old Airport and 42mm in Pehlwan Goth.

Several areas have flooded with rain water mixed with sewage. Nagan Chowrangi, Gurumandir, UP Morr and Hassan Square are all inundated with several feet of water.

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