3 die as isolated rain, thunderstorm lash Karachi again


KARACHI, SEPT 4: Isolated rain and thunderstorms lashed Karachi for the second consecutive day on Saturday, killing at least three people in different rain-related incidents.

A 50-year old man, identified as Malik Mohammed Sabir, died of an electric current near Al-Naseer apartments in Liaquatabad on Saturday morning, said a spokesperson of the Edhi Foundation.

Similarly, another man, Yaqeen Khan, 42, lost his life when he received an electric current near Abidabad graveyard in Baldia Town in the wee hours of Saturday.

In another incident, Asad Iqbal, 34, died of electric shock in Shali Goth near Bagh-i-Korangi on Saturday morning, said a rescue service official.

Meanwhile, K-Electric said that the power supply of approximately 190 feeders had been interrupted after moderate to heavy rainfall across the city.

The power utility said that it was monitoring the situation. “Citizens are requested to stay indoors and away from all electric infrastructure,” it said.