Karachi: Three Children Die in Rain related incidents

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

25th Aug, 2020. 06:45 pm

As another spell of heavy rain lashed the port city of Karachi, streets and homes were flooded with sewage water in Karachi, where the drainage and sewage systems are outdated. Wreaking more havoc on the metropolis, rain related incidents took lives of three children in the city.

A 13-year-old boy drowned in a pond created by accumulated rainwater in Musharraf Colony, according to an Edhi rescue team. The body was later retrieved and taken to Murshid Hospital.

Police officials said a 17-year-old boy died due to electric shock in the Haroonabad area.

His body was shifted to the Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi.

Meanwhile, a 10-year-old boy was killed and his mother injured after a wall of their home collapsed during the rain.

Police officials said the injured woman was taken to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for treatment while the body of the child was also shifted to the hospital.

On the other hand, heavy rains triggered a landslide in Gulistan-i-Jauhar, damaging several cars and motorcycles parked in the area.

“Police and rescue officials have reached the area,” East Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Sajid Amir Sadozai said, adding that no casualties from the landslide had been reported yet.

According to data from the Met department, the highest amount of rainfall, 72 millimetres, was recorded at Gulshan-i-Hadeed while Nazimabad recorded 51.6mm, North Karachi 37mm, Surjani Town 25.6mm, Landhi 11.5mm, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Base Faisal 11mm, Jinnah Terminal 9.6mm while University Road received 8.8mm of rainfall.

Every year, many cities in Pakistan struggle to cope with the annual monsoon deluge, drawing criticism about poor planning. The monsoon season runs from July through September.

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