10 die in rain-related incidents in Pakistan

10 die in rain-related incidents in Pakistan

Karachi, Aug 6 (IANS) At least 10 persons died and six others were injured in separate rain-related incidents in Pakistan’s Karachi city, which was also hit by massive power outages due to the downpour.

According to local media reports, heavy rain coupled with gusty winds continued to lash Karachi and other cities of Sindh for the second day on Saturday,

“Most of the citizens lost their lives due to electrocution and walls caving in,” rescue officials said, Daily Pakistan reported.

The downpour crippled life in the city and inundated various areas in Karachi. Several neighbourhoods were under waist-deep water.

At least 600 electric feeders tripped, leaving 45 per cent of city areas without power and adding to the misery of citizens.

According to Pakistan Today, over 400 power feeders tripped on Friday night and electricity is yet to be restored.

The disconnection of power supply to different pumping stations also hit water supply to the city.

“Up to 56 mm rain was recorded in Karachi’s Gulshan-e-Iqbal area on Saturday morning,” a Met official said.

Many residents opted not to venture out as all major thoroughfares were submerged in rainwater.

Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah visited different areas along with senior officials, directing authorities to ensure draining out of stagnant rainwater.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here