Man, daughter among eight people killed in rain-related incidents


At least eight persons, including a man and his daughter, were killed in rain-related incidents in the city. Of the eight deaths, four were caused by electrocution and the rest by drowning.

In a tragic incident that took place at a residential apartment located on al-Falah Road in Lyari’s Bihar Colony area within the limits of the Chakiwara police station, a man and his minor daughter died on the spot after they suffered electric shocks.

Upon receiving the information, rescue workers reached the property and transported the bodies to the Civil Hospital, Karachi, from where the family took them away without medico-legal formalities. The ill-fated man who died in the tragedy was identified as 35-year-old Rehman, son of Usman, and his daughter as 10-year-old Hifza.

Quoting initial reports, police said the incident occurred when Hifza suffered shocks from an electric board in the flat and later her father was electrocuted as he attempted to save her.

Also in Lyari, an elderly man identified as 60-year-old Salamat Rakha died of electrocution within the limits of the Kalakot police station. The body was shifted to the Civil Hospital Karachi.

According to initial reports, the deceased man was a resident of the Baghdadi area of Lyari and he suffered electric shocks from a pole. Further investigations are under way.

In another incident, a dyeing factory worker, Waqar, 25, son of Deedar, died of electrocution at a company located near Habib Bank Chowrangi within the jurisdiction of the SITE A Section police station. The body was shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for an autopsy.

Meanwhile, a 21-year-old youth, Amir, son of Mumtaz, drowned in the Lyari River near Sohrab Goth within the limits of the Federal B Industrial Area police station. Upon receiving the information, rescue workers and police reached the site and started a search operation but could not retrieve the body. Quoting family members and friends of the victim, police said the youth’s friends had challenge him to cross the river from one side to another but he lost his control while trying to complete the challenge and drowned.

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