Reports said, At least 11 people died in rain related incidents in Karachi after heavy downpour hit city on Thursday.
Dozens of people injured in different parts of the city.
According to latest reports, the number of deaths by electric shock has risen to 9 and most of them were reported from Orangi Town, Sher Shah, Malir, Korangi Race course ground, Nazimabad, Sarjani Sector 7 and Malir Ghazi Goth.
More added a 14 year old child drowned and dead in Landhi Labour square, and A 45 year old “Sadiq” dead in oldest part of city Ranchor Line by fall of the roof.
Ruthless flash flood on streets whipped the metropolis of 20 million with an unheard of reprisal causing power breakdowns, electrocutions, road accidents, traffic jams etc.
Until now 5 people have died after coming into contact with broken-down power lines. Witnesses told the police that two victims were killed by a dangling live wire in Nazimabad.
As soon as the rain started, K-Electric’s, Karachi’s sole power supplier, 230 feeders tripped offline. Thousands of consumers in different districts were without power.
The Meteorology Department said that at least 10-48 millimeters of rain had fallen in Landhi, Gulistan e johar, Faisal Base, Old city area and Nazimabad.
Thursday the rain lasted only for half an hour but left several electric feeders tripped, still much are not restored.
Heavy rainfall also affected the normal life in other parts of Sindh too, the way rain came submerged more than 800 village’s electric power supply.
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