KARACHI: Two persons died from electrocution as different parts of the metropolis received light to moderate showers on Sunday.

The Met office said that the city witnessed monsoon currents of moderate intensity. Under the influence of this weather system, rain-thunderstorms with a few moderate falls were going on almost across Sindh including Karachi, Thar­parkar, Umerkot, Mirp­urkhas, Badin, etc.

“In Karachi division rain-thunderstorms with a few moderate falls are expected till Aug 9 [tomorrow],” the Met office advisory stated.

The data shared by the Met office said that Gulshan-i-Hadeed received highest amount of rainfall i.e. 47 millimetres, or 1.85 inches, followed by Quaidabad (43mm) and Airport area (20mm).

Electrocution

A five-year-old girl died from electrocution in Sector 6 of Musharraf Colony, Hawkesbay, hospital and rescue services officials said.

She was identified as Alisha Bano.

Police Surgeon Dr Summaiya Syed said that the body of the girl was brought to the medico-legal section of the Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi. She suffered an electric shock and died, she said.

An Edhi spokesperson said a labourer, identified as Abid Shah, 45, died from electrocution in New Karachi Sector 5-D while working in an under-construction house near Kala School.

Published in Dawn, August 8th, 2022

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