KARACHI, Aug 2: As monsoon rains wreaked havoc on the city, six more deaths have been reported in rain related incidents. The death toll during the last four days has reached 24.
Among the dead included two young boys who fell in a ditch, while a construction worker died of electrocution, and three bodies were recovered in various localities. The bodies were recovered in Gulshan-i-Iqbal, Teen Hatti and near Old Sabzimandi.
Farooq, 11, and Bashir, 10, died after falling in a ditch where rainwater had accumulated in Ittefaq Town in Baldia during the last three days.
Area people said the boys were playing in rainwater. Farooq reportedly first fell in the water-filled ditch followed by his friend Bashir who attempted to rescue him.
Area people and police recovered the bodies and shifted them to Civil Hospital.
A similar incident had occurred in Saudabad on Tuesday in which two brothers had died in the same manner in Saudia Ground.
Electrocution: A construction worker, Mohammad Yunus, 35, died of electrocution in Bhittaiabad while working during rain in Sachal area on Wednesday at Street 13 in Sachal police limits.
BODIES FOUND: Three bodies of victims of drowning were recovered on Wednesday.
Three-day-old body of Sardar Khan, 16, was recovered from beneath Lasbela Bridge. The body was shifted to Civil Hospital for legal formalities.
Another body was recovered from beneath Teen Hatti Bridge on Wednesday, police said. The victim was identified as Shahadat, 30, a resident of Gulshan-i-Iqbal. Police and Edhi volunteers recovered the body and shifted it to the Civil Hospital for legal formalities. Police said that the victim was missing since last Sunday.
In another incident, an unidentified body of a 14-year-old girl was recovered from Lyari river near Old Sabzimandi.
Boy missing: The Madadgaar Help Line is in search of a missing 14-year-old boy, Azmat, who had disappeared from Muslim Town near Gulshan-i-Maimar, adds PPI.
Anyone with information with regard to his whereabouts could be provided to Surjani Town Police.