KARACHI: At least four people have lost their lives in Karachi as torrential rain wreaked havoc on Wednesday night.
According to details, woman and her three children have died as a roof of a house collapsed due to heavy rain in Orangi Town’s MPR Colony, after being trapped under the debris of the house.
Getting the information, rescue teams reached the spot and retrieved the bodies from the debris.
The bodies have been moved to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. Rescue operation at the site is underway as other people are being feared trapped in the rubble.
It may be mentioned here that a thunderstorm had lashed Karachi late Wednesday night, inundating low-lying roads and other areas in different parts of the city.
The thundershower struck at around 1:30 am and battered windows. The low-lying spots on Shahrah-e-Faisal were inundated by 2 am. There were similar reports from Gulshan-e-Iqbal, North Nazimabad.
Several parts of the city were plunged into darkness as more than 250 K-Electric feeders tripped and the power went out as soon after the rain began. The KE administration said that the teams are working on the ground and power has been restored to many areas.
On the other hand, 141 Hyderabad Electricity Supply Company (HESCO) feeders tripped as downpour lashed the city which created problems for the residents.
However, the authorities restored the power supply in some areas after rain stopped while several localities in the city are still without electricity.
The heavy downpour also brought down temperature considerably but at the same time left several areas inundated. Majority of roads were submerged under rainwater which disrupted the traffic flow.
The Met Office has forecast rains for Karachi from September 9 to September 11. Other districts in Sindh are also likely to receive rain. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has issued a rain alert across the country.