Karachi: 24 people lost their lives due to heavy rain in two days

KARACHI: After an overnight pause, heavy downpour lashed Karachi again on Tuesday. At least six people were killed in rain-related incidents, bringing the death toll to 24 in the past two days.

About the fresh casualties, medics and officials said Babar, 22, died near his home in Orangi Town after he came in contact with a snapped electricity cable.

Javed Waheed, 45, was electrocuted in Sector 5-D in New Karachi while working inside his house. And Waheed, 23, also died of electrocution near Hazara Chowk in Baldia Town’s Gulshan-e-Ghazi locality.

A 12-year-old boy, Hasnain Ibrahim, drowned while playing in an underground water tank at his house in Lyari.

The heavy rain started on Monday, piling up problems on Karachiites including power breakdown, traffic snarl-ups, and waterlogging.

Several neighborhoods of the metropolitan city plunged into darkness on Tuesday night after more than 250 feeders of K-Electric tripped following heavy rain and thunderstorm.

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