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Edhi ambulance service suspended as heavy rain disrupts helpline

Edhi ambulance service suspended as heavy rain disrupts helpline

Edhi ambulance service suspended as heavy rain disrupts helpline

Edhi ambulance service. Image: File

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Pakistan’s largest charitable ambulance services by Edhi Foundation were suspended on Wednesday after the helpline service ‘115’ was blocked due to heavy rain in Karachi.

According to the Edhi Foundation spokesperson, the ambulance service 115 and all other information bureau phones are blocked due to rains, therefore, the ambulance network is currently not operational at the moment.

The spokesperson also apologized for the inconvenience caused to citizens due to the inaccessibility of the helpline.

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A number was restored by the Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) for emergencies.

However, according to the citizens, that number is also not accessible when they call.

On the other hand, the PTCL spokesperson said that the helpline numbers are blocked due to cable cuts. Teams have been working to restore the helpline.

The latest showers this season have inflicted heavy damages to property, wrecking the city’s neglected infrastructure, flooding streets, and multiple neighbourhoods, and causing traffic jams on major busy routes.

Moreover, the rains have resulted in a loss of multiple lives.

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