Two more bodies recovered in aftermath of Karachi floods

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KARACHI: The bodies of two men, who had drowned in Karachi’s Abbas Town nullah due to heavy rain, were recovered on Monday.

The deceased identified as 42-year-old Ayaz Hussain and 20-year-old Hassan Raza had reportedly drowned in the drain while trying to save Hussain’s son, 12-year-old Mohib. The boy also drowned in the incident.

A search operation was launched soon after the incident, however, the drowned men’s bodies could not be found until five days later. Hussain’s body was recovered in the Lyari River near Mauripur, while Raza’s body was found from under the Lyari Expressway today.

According to Sachal SHO Haroon Korai, Mohib’s body was still missing and efforts to find it remained underway. The retrieved bodies were handed over to their respective families after the completion of police legal formalities.

On Saturday seven people were killed or found dead in rain-related incidents in the metropolis. On Friday, at least 10 bodies of citizens who had drowned in different nullahs and streams were retrieved, while at least 23 deaths were reported on Thursday as record-breaking rainfall lashed the parts of the city.

Heavy rains have wreaked havoc in Pakistan’s economic hub. The means of transportation and electricity have been disrupted due to which the citizens are facing severe difficulties.

The suffering of scores of Karachiites saw no end on Monday as parts of the metropolis remained waterlogged and without power, an agonizing five days after record-breaking rainfall caused widespread devastation in the city.

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