Dust storm in Karachi kills four, in roof and wall collapse incidents

Dust storm in Karachi kills four, in roof and wall collapse incidents


Karachi: After a hot day in Karachi, the wind suddenly blew in the evening, and soon it became a sandstorm that disrupted the life of the entire city. As the power transmission system collapsed, much of the city fell into darkness. The storm killed 4 people and injured 18 others.

According to the Meteorological Department, the wind and rain were caused by the influence of the Western system, and the dust storm lasted about half an hour. The recorded wind speed is 18 kilometers per hour.

Weather forecasters worry that strong winds may blow from the north again. In the second wave, it is expected that there will also be light rain in the urban plains.

Due to strong winds, various incidents occurred in the city. Four people including a woman were killed and 18 others were injured.

Meanwhile, most areas of the city saw power outages after the storms. Power supply was suspended in Saddar, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Lyari, Aurangi Town, Malir, New Karachi, Korangi and other areas.

Meanwhile, a terrible fire broke out in Bhens colony of Surjani Town due to which more than 22 pens and dozens of cattle were burnt down. Owners say the fire was caused by lightning, however, police officials claimed that the fire was caused by a short circuit. 

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