22 dead after three days of rain in Karachi

Pic07-053 KARACHI: Aug07- Motorists facing trouble due to flooded water accumulated on Road as after the heavy monsoon rains in provincial capital. ONLINE PHOTO by Sabir Mazhar

Karachi (HRNW)  The fourth monsoon spell of the season is leaving Karachi and heading to Balochistan and other parts of Sindh. But the rain left havoc in its wake.

Twenty-two people died in three days of rain in the city. On Saturday seven people were killed, including three children.

Two people were killed in a roof collapse in Pak Colony, while a seven-year-old boy drowned in Banaras Colony.

In North Karachi six-year-old Abdul Rahman was electrocuted, while a man identified as Mansad was electrocuted in Soldier Bazaar. Electrocution deaths were also reported in Ittehad Town and Baldia Town’s Shanti Nagar.

The victim of the Shanti Nagar electrocution has been identified as Shehzad. His father said the 18-year-old left their house that morning to find work and grabbed a gas pipe to avoid falling in the mud when he was electrocuted.

In FC Area, six-year-old Jawad grabbed an electric wire and died on the spot.

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