KARACHI: According to police and rescue information, the number of deaths from the destruction caused by that of the record-breaking heavy rains in port city yesterday has risen to 21.
Among the deceased are women and children, as many other people were also injured in downpour-related incidents throughout the city.
On the other hand, Sajjid Sadozai, SSP East, conveyed three individuals who were drowning near the Lyari Expressway, within the Sachal Police Station’s boundaries. The incident took place about 9:00 pm when an individual perished with his son. A local man attempted to save the two but finally drowned himself too. Police and rescue crews have initiated a rescue effort to find their bodies and fish them out.
Police said at least seven people had been killed, including four kids and three females, when a building collapsed on them at Saima Square in Gulistan-e-Jauhar. In such a similar incident, an individual was killed when a wall fell down on him in the Ferozabad neighborhood.