KARACHI: The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast more rain in Sindh’s capital after monsoon showers battered the city on Monday afternoon.
According to the PMD, the rain is also expected in other parts of Sindh including Hyderabad, Badin, Umerkot, and Thatta. The heavy rain earlier on Monday wreaked havoc in Karachi, killing at least five people, including a woman and children.
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Two people died after the roof of a house in Ibrahim Hyderi collapsed, while a three-year-old girl died when a wall collapsed in Malir’s Shamsi Society, they said, adding that a woman was electrocuted to death in Liaquatabad, while a child died of electrocution in Mominabad, Orangi Town.
Several others were injured as a pole-mounted transformer (PMT) fell in Ibrahim Hyderi, a spokesperson for the Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF) said. One person was injured as a tree fell in Korangi’s Sector 33-D, while a five-year-old was wounded when a wall collapsed in Malir’s Memon Goth.
The monsoon system was said to have been in Karachi’s southeast since the morning and had strengthened due to humidity from the sea, leading to the first rain in the city.