Heavy rains claim 17 lives in Hub, Karachi

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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 rains 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 media that flash floods swept away several houses in Hub area. The spokesman said affected people have been shifted to safe places and situation was now under control. He said relief activities were in progress.

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

He also directed to shift citizens, living near streams and nullahs to safer places and arrange tents and foods for them.