KARACHI: Five people, including four children, were killed as the city witnessed heavy rain with strong winds on Wednesday night, said rescue sources.
The deaths occurred during two separate incidents. According to sources, a wall collapsed in the city’s Millat Town, killing a boy and a girl, while two more people lost their lives in Chanesar Goth.
Heavy and light rain was seen across all areas of the city with the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) saying that the rain will last for an hour at least.
The heavy rainfall resulted in the collapse of walls of cattle farms and sheds of several shops, while people commuting on motorcycles were injured due to accidents.
The rescue sources said that two more bodies have been found in the Burns Road and Mahmoodabad area of the metropolis.
“The bodies have been shifted to hospital for post-mortem,” they said, adding that the cause of death of both the persons could not be ascertained.
PMD chief meteorologist Sardar Sarfaraz said that the rainy clouds along with thunderstorms are moving towards the east, while some parts of the clouds are still at the Arabian Sea.