Casualties: Six killed in rain-related incidents

During the first spell of rain on Friday four people were killed


Our Correspondent January 14, 2017
Rain water is seem accumulated on a road near Tower. PHOTO: ONLINE

KARACHI: At least six people, including a child, lost their lives while more than nine were injured during the rain-related accidents in the past two days.

The deaths of eight-year-old Hasnain Noor and 28-year-old Nawaz Khan were reported on Saturday. Both of them died due to electrocution in Railway Colony near City Station and within the remits of Taimooria police station respectively. Meanwhile, a similar incident was also reported from Buffer Zone, where a man whose identity could not be confirmed immediately was killed after receiving an electric shock.

During the first spell of rain on Friday four people were killed.

Three motorcyclists were also killed in separate incidents. Ejaz Gohar and his passenger died after the motorcycle slipped in Nazimabad's Urdu Bazaar area. Another biker, Asad, was killed in a similar accident on Kashmir Road. Four people suffered injuries when the roof of a house in Shireen Jinnah Colony collapsed.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 15th, 2017.

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