Rains kill nine in Karachi
By Tanveer Sher
KARACHI: Another nine people were killed in weather-related accidents on Sunday as heavy rains lashed Karachi for a third consecutive day.
Five people died in the wake of rains on Saturday.
Khadim Hussain, 40, died of electric shock when he touched the main gate of the National Institute of Cardio-Vascular Diseases. A 30-year-old man died of electrocution in North Karachi Industrial Area, and an unidentified man died of electrocution in Pirabad. The driver of a dumper was electrocuted in Razzakabad when his truck hit an electric pole. Mohammed Sadiq died of electric shock in Al-Falah.
A girl who was injured when the roof of her house collapsed died at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC). An unidentified man drowned in the Lyari river in New Karachi.
Many families were shifted from their houses in the Lyari river bed on Sunday as the river’s water level continued to rise.
On Sunday, 56mm of rain was recorded at University Road, 30mm at the airport, 7mm at Baldia, 24mm at North Karachi and 2mm at Masoor airbase.