KARACHI: At least eight people were killed and seven others injured in rain-related incidents in different parts of the metropolis on Monday night, ARY News reported.
According to details, heavy rain along with thunderstorm pounded the large swathes of the city, inundating thoroughfares, roads and low-lying areas and uprooting trees. The causalities were reported in different parts of the city mainly due to electrocution.
Two pillion riders identified as Mansoor and Harris died of powerful electric shock after an electric wire snapped and fell into rain water accumulated on the road in Garden area.
Two people, including a woman, died of electrocution in North Karachi and New Karachi areas of the city.
Young siblings – 14-year old Maryam and 12-year old Junaid – were killed when the roof of their dilapidated house came down on them due to the heavy rain near Disco Morr in New Karachi. The rescue workers and residents of the area rushed to the spot and pulled out their bodies. They were rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors pronounced them dead.
Two people including a woman died in separate incidents of roof collapse in Lasi Goth and Faqeer Goth off Super Highway. Whereas in a similar incident in Surjani Town six people were injured when the roof of their house caved in.