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NEPRA takes notice of deaths due to electrocution in recent rains in Karachi

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

28th Jul, 2020. 09:19 pm
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NEPRA takes notice of deaths due to electrocution in recent rains in Karachi

The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) has taken stern notice of the deaths caused by the recent rains in Karachi.

According to a statement issued by NEPRA, the authority has introduced an email address to collect evidence from the general public and affected people to determine those who were responsible.

The Authority has requested the people of Karachi to report the incidents of electrocution to the e-mail address along with the evidence.

It should be noted that at least 12 people have been electrocuted during the recent monsoon rains in Karachi.

Rains caused the loss of life, administrative affairs were disrupted and power supply was severely affected.

Heavy and light rain also fell in different parts of Karachi yesterday, with power outages in different parts of the city while 3 more people were killed in different accidents due to electric shock.

It may be recalled that in September last year, NEPRA had blamed K-Electric for the death of 19 out of 35 people killed during rains in Karachi.

A statement issued by NEPRA said that the inquiry committee constituted under Section 27A of the NEPRA Act 1997 has submitted its report to the Authority on the loss of life due to power outages and power outages.

The statement said that the inquiry committee has given its report on the deaths in heavy rains in Karachi from July 29 to July 31 and from August 10 to August 12, 2019.

The investigation committee said in its report that “K-Electric is responsible for 19 out of 35 deaths due to electrocution and prolonged power outages.”

According to the authority’s statement, “NEPRA has decided to take preliminary legal action against K-Electric under the relevant provisions of the NEPRA Act 1997.”

“A show-cause notice has also been issued to K-Electric in this regard,” he said.

It is to be noted that K Electric is facing severe criticism due to unannounced load shedding in hot weather.

NEPRA had also issued a show-cause notice to Electric in this regard a few days back.

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