KARACHI: A 62-year-old Russian official died in the Clifton area on Wednesday, according to police.

They added that Vladimir Antonov was found dead in his home in Block-5 of Clifton. As per his fellow residents, it was a natural death, said South SSP Sheeraz Nazeer. He was an employee of the Russian consulate.

The body was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre where doctors reserved his cause of death for histopathological and chemical examiner’s report, added the senior officer. Apparently, there were no injury marks.

KMC worker drowns in drain

A worker of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation drowned and died while another was seriously injured when they fell in a drain while cleaning it in Korangi Industrial Area on Wednesday, according to rescue services and hospital officials.

They added that the KMC workers were cleaning the drain near Vita Chowrangi when they fell in a sewerage hole. Divers managed to recover them and sent them to JPMC where doctors pronounced Dilawar Ajeet, 40, as dead on arrival, said Dr Seemin Jamali.

Another KMC worker, Vicky Yunus, 47, got admitted for treatment whose condition was stated to be serious.

Cylinder explosion

A woman and her son were injured in a gas cylinder explosion in Baldia on Wednesday night, according to rescue services. They added that the cylinder blast occurred inside a home in Sector-12. As a result, Mrs Samira Zubair, 35, and her 10-year-old son Asif suffered burn wounds. They were shifted to Burns Centre of Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi for treatment.

Meanwhile, two persons namely Yaseen Mari, 28, and Faizan, 27, were shot at and injured by unknown suspects near Filter Plant, Steel Town on Wednesday night. They were shifted to JPMC for medical treatment.

Encounter

A suspected robber was shot at and injured in an alleged encounter in Ferozeabad on Wednesday. The police said the encounter took place near Hill Park. After exchange of fire one suspect, Rafaqat, was arrested in injured condition while his companion, Shoaib escaped. The wounded suspect was shifted to JPMC.

Police claimed to have recovered one TT pistol and stolen cash (Rs10,000) which was looted from a courier office as well as a snatched motorbike from his possession.

Published in Dawn, September 24th, 2020