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    36 peoople died in rain related incidents in Punjab ,KPK and Karachi

    At least 36 people have lost their lives and another 77 injured in rain-related incidents in two days as showers lashed,Lahore,Sargodha, Faisalabad, Chiniot, Athara Hazari,Sahiwal, Jhelum ,Kasur, Multan and Karachi second consecutive day.
    Punjab Chief Minister has expressed his anger on the delay in purchasing Radar system by the Metereological Department describing it criminal negligence. Shahbaz Sharif has handed over his helicopter to Flood Committee. 52 mili meter rain was received by Punjab cities.As per details, four people were killed in Bahawalnagar, two in Haroon Abad, one each in Chishtian, Faisal Abad and Vehari.
    According to rescue sources, several signboards, trees and electricity poles fell down across the province. The injured people were shifted to hospitals for treatment. Where the first pre-monsoon rain turned the weather pleasant and brought down the temperature in Karachi it also added to the miseries of the city.
    Many parts of the city experienced power outages as feeders tripped due to the rain while roads flooded with rain water that caused traffic congestion on the city’s busiest artery.
    Four men electrocuted on We dnesday after they came into contact with snapped electric wires in different parts of the metropolis, including a 16-year-old Gul Nawaz was electrocuted while passing through a street in Docks Colony, 18-year-old Babar Ali Dino was electrocuted in Chakiwara and a youth named Daniyal was electrocuted in Orangi, and a man came in to contact with snapped cable in Shah Faisal Colony No 5, According to rescue workers.
    Separately, an eight-year-old boy fell unconscious when he suffered an electric shock in Paposh Nagar.
    In another incident, two minors drowned on Thursday while enjoying bath in the accumulated rainwater on the site of an under-construction underpass at Submarine roundabout. Bodies of 13-year-old Aftab Amjad and 12-year-old Ghulam Mustafa Yaseen were later recovered by rescue workers and shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre.
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