Lightning strike kills two teenagers in Karachi’s Malir

Lightning strike kills two teenagers in Karachi’s Malir

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Police said on Friday that two teenagers were killed after being struck by a lightning bolt in the Karachi Maril district.

Police said the incident occurred in the Memon Goth area of Mariel. The dead were identified as Shahnawaz and Sudan. Both of them are 16 years old.

On Friday afternoon, heavy rain, lightning and thunder and lightning hit Karachi. After the rain, power supply in many areas was suspended.

Rainwater inundated roads and streets in many areas including Surjani Town, North Karachi, Nazimabad, Federal B Area, Gulistan-e-Jauhar. It entered homes in some of the neighbourhoods, just like the way it did during previous spell of monsoon rains in the city.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department has forecast heavy rain in the city on Saturday as well. Other parts of Sindh such as Hyderabad, Badin, Thatta, Mirpurkhas and Tharparkar are also expected to receive showers.

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