Rains related incidents claim 7 lives in Karachi

Spell on monsoon rains continued in Karachi and other parts of Sindh

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Monitoring Desk:

At least seven people died in rains related incidents in Karachi on Friday. The fourth spell of monsoon rains continued in Karachi and other parts of interior Sindh.

Six of the deceased lost their lives due to electrocution, while a 12-year-old boy died after drowning in rainwater. Another boy was reportedly swept away by currents while swimming in a drain filled with rainwater and rescue efforts were underway to save him till the evening, according to officials and rescue services.

The Met Office recorded a maximum 68.5mm of rain at PAF Masroor Base, Gulshan-i-Hadeed (60mm), Keamari (47.3mm), Saddar (50mm), Nazimabad (44.6mm), Landhi (37.5mm), PAF Faisal Base (47mm), Surjani (35mm), MOS – Old Area Airport (40.8mm), University Road/Jauhar (35.5mm), Jinnah Terminal (28.8mm), North Karachi (23.9mm) and Sadi Town (25.2mm).

According to the Provincial Disaster Management Authority, the rain was also recorded in varying amounts in the Hyderabad, Sukkur, Shaheed Benazirabad, Larkana and Mirpurkhas divisions, with Shaheed Benazirabad receiving a maximum 50.5mm of rain.

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