KARACHI: Four people were electrocuted in separate incidents in the city on Sunday, officials and rescue services workers said.
A man was electrocuted in Ibrahim Hyderi on Sunday.
Police said Pappu Chetan, 65, died when he suffered an electric shock at Charan Para in Ibrahim Hyderi.
The body was taken to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for medico-legal formalities.
In another incident, a six-year-old boy was electrocuted in Sharifabad, Liaquatabad, said a Chhipa spokesperson.
He said that the boy was playing outside his home on Saturday night when he received an electric shock and died.
A teenager was electrocuted in Korangi Industrial Area on Sunday evening, said police and hospital officials.
Ehtesham Ahmed, 19, died when he suffered an electric shock at Malik Riaz Karkhana in Mehran Town near Godam Chowrangi, said area SHO Nawaz Gondal.
The body was taken to the JPMC.
In another incident, a young man, Bilal, was electrocuted in Orangi Town, said rescue services.
Boy missing after falling in drain
A 10-year-old boy is believed to have drowned when he fell in a drain near Kabari Bazaar in Shershah on Saturday, an Edhi Foundation spokesperson said.
Edhi divers continued search for him on Sunday, but his body could not be found.
Meanwhile, the rescue services officials said that the body of a boy, Asad, who had drowned in Malir stream at Jam Goth on Saturday, was found floating in the river on Sunday.
The body was taken to the JPMC for medico-legal formalities.
Published in Dawn, August 10th, 2020