Four killed, seven hurt in rain-related incidents


A minor boy among four died and seven others were wounded in various rain-related incidents here on Tuesday.

According to the details, an eight-year-old boy fell from the third floor of a residential building near Teen Talwar in Clifton amid the downpour and dust storm. He died on the spot and identified as Shan.

Meanwhile, a man died when the roof of his house collapsed due to the heavy rain in Gulshan-e-Ghazi area of Baldia Town.In another incident, a couple died as the roof of their house collapsed in Daba colony area of Baldia Town.

However, two women among seven people were injured in rain-related incidents in various parts of the metropolis.

Earlier, as dusty wind enveloped for a few moments on Tuesday various districts of the port city as minor aftermath of the system that produced Cyclone Tauktae off Sindh’s coast which remained at bay, about 925 power feeders had tripped suspending electricity across most parts of the city that sweltered in the heat.

A fleeting episode of light showers and dusty winds caused severe power outage across Karachi with central, east and south districts amongst the worst-hit, while Malir and Korangi reported similar dilemma as well.

As the threats of a severe cyclone ‘Tauktae’, brewing in Arabian Sea off Karachi’s south, fizzled out, parts of Karachi had received light showers with dust storm as an aftermath of the drifting sea storm.

The rain lashed Karachi’s Surjani Town, New Karachi, Yousuf Goth, Taisar Town and Khuda Ki Basti.

A spell of the severe hot weather in the port city comes to an end after rainfall with dusty winds.Director meteorology department in a statement said that the cyclone have outer reach to our area, which has caused this dust storm. He predicted rainfall in other areas of Karachi apart of the North Karachi.

A dust storm also hit NIPA, Gulshan Iqbal and Gulzar-e-Hijri Scheme-33.The sizzling weather spell will come to an end after the inclement weather in the city, the met official said.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department in its final alert with regard to Cyclone Tauktae said that the Very Severe Cyclonic Storm “TAUKTAE” after intensifying into an Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm crossed Indian Gujarat last night, weakened into a Severe Cyclonic Storm laying over Rajasthan, India.

Cyclone Tauktae, according to press reports, is the biggest to hit western India in 30 years, swept over the Arabian Sea with Gujarat state.