Nine die in rain-related incidents in Karachi


KARACHI: At least nine people died in rain-related incidents in Karachi after heavy downpour hit city on Thursday.


According to rescue sources, a man and a child were electrocuted in Orangi No.10 and Nazimabad, respectively.

Separately, an unidentified man was electrocuted in Cantt station, one in Malir Birohi Goth and two in Sher Shah area.

Two other men were electrocuted in Khyber Chowk and Afridi Chowk in Itehad town.

Meanwhile, Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui visited Maripur, Shahrah-e-Faisal, Lyari, Saddar and M.A Jinnah Road after rain and inspected draining of rainwater and nullahs.

He directed the officers that rainwater should not accumulate on roads.