ISLAMABAD, At least 17 people, including a child, were killed in different rain-related incidents after two consecutive days of heavy rainfall in parts of Pakistan’s southern Karachi city and northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province, said rescue officials on Sunday.
At least nine people died of electrocution, while two others were killed in roof collapses in Qasbah Colony and Bhatta Village of Karachi, according to Edhi rescue officials, Many parts of the metropolitan, including almost all major thoroughfares, remain inundated as civic authorities struggle to drain out rain water. Electricity has been suspended to various areas of the city as scattered rain is still continuing in Karachi.
Metrological Department has predicted heavy rain in the city till Monday.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) confirmed that at least six people were killed and 14 others injured in various districts as heavy rains lashed swathes of KPK province overnight.
Over 40 animals were also killed in various rain-related incidents. The heavy rains came a day before the Eid Al-Adha that is to be celebrated across the country on Monday.
Source: Kuwait News Agency