3 die as isolated rain, thunderstorm lash Karachi again
3 die as isolated rain, thunderstorm lash Karachi again

Isolated rain and thunderstorms lashed Karachi for the second consecutive day on Saturday, killing at least three people in different rain-related incidents.

A 50-year old man, identified as Malik Mohammed Sabir, died of an electric current near Al-Naseer apartments in Liaquatabad on Saturday morning, said a spokesperson of the Edhi Foundation.

Similarly, another man, Yaqeen Khan, 42, lost his life when he received an electric current near Abidabad graveyard in Baldia Town in the wee hours of Saturday.

Asad Iqbal, 34, died of electric shock in Shali Goth near Bagh-i-Korangi on Saturday morning, said a rescue service official.

The power utility said that it was monitoring the situation. “Citizens are requested to stay indoors and away from all electric infrastructure,” it said.

According to the Met department, there are chances of light showers in the city tomorrow (Sunday) and on Monday as well under the influence of a monsoon system.

It added that scattered rain and thunderstorms were also expected in Jamshoro, Thatta, Badin, Tharparkar, Umerkot, Sanghar and Khairpur districts today and tomorrow.

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