Four die in Karachi rain, power supply disrupted, cars go floating
A view of a Karachi road after Sunday's rain.
At least four people died and another was injured in separate incidents of electrocution and road mishaps as heavy rain lashed different areas of the metropolis on Sunday.
Three people, including 10-year-old Arbab and 22-year-old youth, died from electric shocks while a teenager was injured in Gulshan-e-Hadeed, Landhi and Garden Fawara Chowk. One of the victims was identified as 50 years old Yousuf. Another motorcyclist died after his bike fell into a flooded drain due to a slippery road in Orangi Town’s Sector 11 ½.
Despite a large-scale destruction caused by the heavy rain, the Sindh government, the local government of Karachi or rescue agencies of these government are not seen anywhere in the city.
I feel like crying, people buy a car after spending all the savings they have and the car is like basic necessity now. Watching them floating infront of their very eyes must be devastating yet bija teer bija and the audacity not to even have rescue services 😞#karachirain pic.twitter.com/GTxZQFqxfd— Rogue Aviator 🇵🇰 (@GuardianZ_10) July 26, 2020
Electricity Supply To Most Parts Of Karachi Suspended
The areas facing loadshedding include Surjani Town, Baldia Town, Lyari Town, Korangi, Malir Model Colony, Liaquatabad, New Karachi, Nusrat Bhutto Colony, Kathore Gadap, Nazimabad, SITE, Shah Faisal Colony, Saudabad, Defence, PECHS, Manzoor Colony, Akhtar Colony, Qayyumabad, Kashmir Colony, Frontier Colony, FB Area, Gulistan-e-Johar, Gulshan-e-Maymar, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Baloch Colony, Lines Area, Old City Area, Gurumandir, Martin Quarters and Jamshed Road.
According to the K-Electric spokesperson, work is under way in the entire city to restore power supply, but power to some areas would not be restored until complete drainage of rainwater.