Life remains paralysed as rains continue to lash Karachi

Rainfall to continue in Karachi, Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad and Thatta till Tuesday night

​ Our Correspondent July 30, 2019

Citizens of Karachi continued to face disruptions to daily life as the current spell of rainfall lashed the city for the second consecutive day.

The Sadoo and Lath dams overflowed after two days of rainfall and water entered different areas of Manghopir, Saadi Town and Superhighway.

The Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) said that the Pakistan Army was called in to assist with the rescue operation in the affected areas.

The current spell of rain has paralysed day-to-day life in Karachi with at least 15 dead in different rain-related incidents.

10 dead as incessant rain paralyses Karachi

Major parts of Karachi also faced prolonged power outages and some areas remained without electricty for more than 24 hours.

However, the city's power utility, K-Electric, claimed that supply has been restored to most parts of the city.

Major thoroughfares also remained inundated affecting traffic and commute.

According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), rainfall is likely to continue in Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad, Thatta and Karachi till Tuesday night.

10 killed, 29 injured in five days of torrential rains in K-P

According to Karachi police, four people were electrocuted in separate incidents, with the victims including two minors, one teenager and a 40-year-old man. Two of the deceased were from Malir, with the other two from Gulistan-e-Johar and Paposh Nagar. Meanwhile, the Boat Basin police said that a 30-year-old man was electrocuted in its remits.

Rescue sources added that an eight-year-old girl died in the Akhtar Colony area, while a 30-year-old man died of electric shock in the Defence area. A 12-year-old boy got critically injured when he touched an electric pole in the Mauripur area, said a rescue official.

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