Pakistan’s Sky Rains, So Far More Than 161 Dead, 137 Injured

A total of 161 people have died and 137 others have been injured in incidents related to heavy rains since July in Pakistan. This has been confirmed by an official of the National Disaster Management Authority of Pakistan. Shakib Mumtaz, media head of the Disaster Management Authority, told the news agency Xinhua on Sunday that the current spell of rain is likely to stop from Karachi on Monday.

Local media reported on Sunday that at least 11 people died and dozens of others were injured in rain-related accidents in Karachi in Pakistan’s South Sindh province. According to local Sama TV, heavy rains at a speed of 192 millimeters per hour caused flooding in low-lying areas and main roads of the city, causing people to get stuck in their homes and road and rail transport was disrupted.

The report said that most of the fatal accidents have occurred due to the fall of roof and the currents, in which dozens of animals have also died, which people bought for sacrificing on Bakrid. Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said in a press briefing that dozens of people have been displaced by the rain, and they have arranged temporary tents for them, where food, bedding and medicines are being provided to them.

Power supply was disrupted in 35 percent of the city, as around 500 power feeders were closed due to bad weather. Karachi Electric, the city’s electricity provider, tweeted on Sunday that they stopped power supply in some areas submerged in rain water to prevent currents.

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