10 electrocuted as rains lash Karachi

Chief Meteorologist Naeem Shah says that rains are expected to continue for the next 24 hours.


Express September 10, 2011

KARACHI:

Ten people have died while water has gathered in various areas of Karachi as heavy rainfall in the city continues. Electricity supply and traffic flow have also been severely affected.


Five people including two women and 3 children have been electrocuted at Chuna Bhatt Ranchor Lane.


Eighteen-year-old Naveed was electrocuted near Model Colony area, while one man was electrocuted near police head office at II  Chundrigar.


One woman and a man were also electrocuted in Harronabad and Kharadar area repectively.


Chief Meteorologist Naeem Shah says that rains are expected to continue for the next 24 hours after which a new system of rain will enter Karachi.


The new system of rain is expected to start from September 13.


Heavy rainfall has been witnessed in the areas of New Karachi, Malir Sha, Faisal Colony, Landhi, Quaid Abad, Federal B area, Liaqatabad. Nazimabad, Pak Colony, Soldier Bazar and Gulshane Iqbal.


70 milimetres of rain has been recorded in the Karachi Airport area.


The ongoing rains have left a path of destruction, particularly in rural Sindh due to a breakdown of basic infrastructure and flooding.


Thousands of people have reportedly gone homeless with no supply of food and water, while thousands of acres of agricultural land has also been destroyed.

Diseases are also spreading in the affected areas and a young boy reportedly died from gastroenteritis.

 

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COMMENTS (9)

Pundit | 9 years ago | Reply

What a miserable waste of electricity in energy starved Pakistan!

APatriot | 9 years ago | Reply

At least there was electricity and no load shedding!!

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