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24 killed as heavy rain batters Karachi
 


August 04, 2013 - Updated 1126 PKT
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KARACHI: At least 24 people were killed after heavy rains left parts of the Karachi deluged here on Sunday.

 

The heavy downpour caused massive gridlocks in the city, adding to the miseries of the commuters.

In Paposh Nagar a child was killed from electrocution, while another child lost his life in Korangi. A man was electrocuted near the KESC office in the Defence area of the city.

 

Three children were killed as a roof of an apartment collapsed in Gulzar-e-Hijri. Two more children were killed when they fell into a drain in the North Nazimabad. Two people were electrocuted in Sarjani town.

 

Three people were injured when shed of a CNG station located near the NIPA intersection collapsed.

 

KESC has appealed to the residents of the city to stay away from electricity poles and wires.

Rainwater flooded roads and streets in Old City Area, Defence, II Chundrigar Road, Nazimabad, Steel Town, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Shahra-e-Faisal, Landhi and the areas adjoining University Road and Airport Road.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Reader Comments
it is the negligence of Government and contractors.The is no accountability to punish them who involved in bad sewerage system.

Imtiaz Tarar
Saudi Arabia
May Allah rest their souls in peace.

Mahnoor
Pakistan
 
 
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