On Sunday, a second spell of torrential monsoon rains wreaked havoc in Karachi, flooding residential and commercial areas, killing and injuring people, damaging property, and disrupting the power and telecommunication systems.
Zia, a teenage boy, was electrocuted in the Liaquatabad area. He was transported to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. According to his family, he was electrocuted by a service mast.
In Surjani Town, an unidentified man died from electrocution. According to police, the deceased received an electric shock as a result of the snapped electricity wires. His body was taken to the, who died of electrocution and has yet to be identified. According to police, the deceased received an electric shock as a result of the snapped electricity wires. Following the completion of medicolegal formalities at the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, his body was transported to the morgue.
Shan Hussain, 40, was electrocuted near the Memon Masjid within the boundaries of the Kharadar police station. The Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center received his body.
Meanwhile, in Korangi, a couple and their two children were injured when their house’s roof collapsed.
A couple and their two minor children were injured when a house wall collapsed on them in Baldia Town, within the jurisdiction of the Saeedabad police station.
Police and rescuers arrived on the scene and transported the family to the Civil Hospital in Karachi. They were later identified as Nadeem, 35, his wife Pathani, their two-year-old son Krishna, and their five-year-old daughter Samina.
Meanwhile, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) released Karachi rainfall data on Sunday morning. Quaidabad received the most rainfall, measuring 86.5mm, according to the data.
Following Quaidabad, the port city of Saddar and Gulshan-e-Hadeed each received 62mm of rain.
Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Base Masroor and Keamari, on the other hand, received 54mm of rain, while Orangi Town received 49.5mm.
The Defence Housing Authority (DHA) received 44.3mm of rain, North Karachi 39mm, Korangi 36.4mm, Nazimabad 36mm, PAF Faisal Base 35.5mm, Saadi Town 33.7mm, Gadap 29.2mm, Gulshan Mimar 28.4mm, Old Airport 27mm, and Jinnah Terminal 26.4mm, according to the Met Office.
“Intermittent showers are expected to continue until 12pm tomorrow,” the PDM predicted. It predicted that the current monsoon rain would last for the next three days. The weather service warned that the heavy rain could cause flooding and waterlogging in low-lying areas of the city.