Five people die due to electrocution in rain-hit Karachi

Five people die due to electrocution in rain-hit Karachi


Karachi: Five people, including a child, were killed in electrocution accidents during Friday’s monsoon rain in Karachi. Sindh’s energy minister has taken notice of the incidents and demanded a report from the authorities.

The isolated incidents happened in Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Mewa Shah graveyard, City Court, Civil Hospital Main Road and Hub Chowki Jam Colony.

The Minister of Energy of the Province has contacted the heads of HESCO, SEPCO and K-Electric and requested a report on the accident.

Imtiaz Sheikh has directed that those responsible be identified immediately and a report be submitted, saying that the people are suffering the consequences of K-Electric, HESCO and SEPCO’s incompetence.

He proposed that the Sindh provincial government will assist family members who wish to register the responsible persons, and said that the people of Sindh cannot be at the mercy of such incompetent institutions.

Meanwhile, the Meteorological Department has predicted that the fourth spell of monsoon rain in Karachi is likely to weaken soon. Light to medium rain is expected at night while light rain is expected on Saturday.

The Meteorological Department said that the rainfall system that entered the city on Friday will be withdrawn on Saturday night.

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