The spokesperson, K-Electric while expressing sympathies over the unfortunate incidents across Karachi, categorically stated there was no utility infrastructure involved in these regretful accidents. KE teams immediately reached the vicinity upon receiving a complaint and secured the area as per safety protocols.
No broken wires or damage to KE infrastructure was observed. Initial investigations into an incident reported on social media about a motorcyclist in Dhoraji, confirmed by eye-witness accounts and representatives of the locality revealed that the mishap occurred due to a streetlight pole situated on a green belt.
The installation, operation, repair, and maintenance of streetlight poles is outside of KE’s domain.
Similar investigation of another unfortunate incident reported in the Dawood Chali area of Landhi involving a minor girl showed that all KE infrastructure in the area was safe and compliant with standard safety protocols.
In addition to complete grounding of KE’s poles, Aerial Bundled Cabling has also been installed in the area.
No traces of broken wires nor current leakages were detected in KE’s poles at the site of the incident.
Usage of water motors inside homes during rains also led to at least 3 reported accidents in Korangi 100 quarters area as well as Azam Basti.