Metropolis receives first monsoon shower

KARACHI (APP): The metropolis received light to moderate first rain with strong winds of the monsoon season here on Monday.

The rain with strong winds and thunderstorms was received in different areas including Saddar, Liaquatabad, North Nazimabad, Buffer Zone, Orangi and other areas of the city.

Three people were reportedly killed when a wall of a house collapsed within the limits of Ibrahim Haidari police station, said police and rescue service sources.

The deceased were identified as Babar Ali son of Mukhtiar Ali alias Sardar Ali 24, Khadim Hussain son of Amir Bakhsh 60 and Shabbir 60.

After the rain, the emergency was declared in the city by Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhter and the officers and staff of all essential services including Municipal Services, Fire Brigade, Health, Horticulture and Engineering were put on alert.

The Mayor Karachi advised the masses to avoid standing under trees, hoardings and electricity poles.

Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhter also directed that necessary steps should also be taken in KMC hospitals for protection and control of infectious diseases like Dengue and Chickenpox.

Meanwhile Director General Karachi Development Authority (KDA) Asif Ikram also issued orders to set up a Rain Emergency Center at Civic Center Building here.

On the special direction of DG KDA Asif Ikram, in view of the recent expected monsoon rains, the Engineering Department has set up Rain Emergency Centers in various Karachi Development Authority (KDA) schemes which will continue their services in 3 shifts.

Asif Ikram inspected the record room in the basement and immediately directed to shift the Landhi and Korangi record rooms in the civic center building from the basement to the record room on the 6th floor.

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