17 die in Hub, Karachi in rain-related incidents


KARACHI/HUB: At least seventeen people have been killed in rain-related incidents in Karachi and Hub, Balochistan.

According to official sources, five persons were electrocuted in different parts of Karachi while two children drowned in a pond in the city.

According to Met Office, Karachi will receive more rain on Friday.

In Balochistan, seven people including two children died due to heavy rains in Hub area.

A spokesman of Provincial Disaster Management Authority told Radio Pakistan Quetta correspondent that flash floods swept away several houses in Hub area.

The spokesman said affected people have been shifted to safe places and situation is now under control.

He said relief activities are in progress.

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Sanaullah Zehri has directed the Provincial Disaster Management Authority to take emergency measures for the safety of the citizens during the monsoon rains in the province.

He also directed shifting citizens living near streams and nullahs to safe places and arranging tents and foods for them.