A dust storm which swept its way to Karachi on Wednesday night, has killed four people and left other three wounded.
The strong winds were measured at 60 to 70km/h in some areas and caused significant damage and power outage. In some areas, rain was also reported.
In Saadi Town, a 60-year-old woman was killed when a wall fell on her. A 22-year-old man died in Lyari when a portion of the ceiling collapsed on him. In Gulistan-e-Jauhar’s Block 13, a 15-year-old boy was killed when a wall fell on him and a similar occurrence claimed the life of a 40-year-old man in Gulshan-e-Maymar.
Three people were injured tree falling incident.
People were startled by the dust storm’s sudden appearance but none more than K-Electric, left multiple areas without electricity for 8 to 10 hours.
Power outages were reported in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Block 13, Korangi, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Surjani, Malir, Landhi, Gulshan-e-Maymar, Gadap, North Karachi, Safoora Goth, Shah Faisal, Shadman Town, Industrial Area, Federal B Area, among many other areas.
K-Electric, as usual, appeared to be unresponsive to the residents spending night without power.