10 dead, six injured as rain lashes Karachi

01:00 PM | 6 Aug, 2016
10 dead, six injured as rain lashes Karachi
KARACHI (Web Desk/APP) - At least 10 people died while six were wounded in separate rain-related incidents in Karachi on Saturday.

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

"Most of the citizens lost their lives due to electrocution and fall off walls," rescue officials said.

"Up to 56-millimetre rain was recorded in Karachi’s Gulshan-e-Iqbal area this morning", Director General Met, Ghulam Rasool said.

The heavy to light rain spell, that started Friday evening, is likely to continue intermittently till Saturday night, the Met Office added.

The report said the downpour, besides turning the weather pleasant, crippled life in the city and inundating various areas. Several neighbourhoods were under waist-deep water.

At least 600 K-Electric feeders left 45 percent of city areas without power adding to miseries of citizens.

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

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

Next 24 hrs:

Rain-thunderstorm (with isolated heavy falls) is expected at scattered places in Sindh, Eastern Balochistan (Zhob, Kalat, Sibbi, Naseerabad divisions), Islamabad, upper Punjab (Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Sahiwal divisions), Kashmir, while at isolated places in KP, FATA and south Punjab (Multan, Bahawalpur, D.G Khan divisions).

Heavy falls may generate flash flooding and landslides in the vulnerable areas of Punjab, KP and Kashmir.