Lighting kills man, his son, over 100 cattle heads as rain lashes interior Sindh

THARPARKAR: Lightning killed two member of a same family and more than 100 cattle heads as heavy rain lashed different areas of Sindh, rescue sources said on Sunday.

According to details, heavy rain lashed different areas of district Tharparkar of Sindh. During rain in Tharparkar, lightning struck a house in Chachro area killing two people – a man and his son.

The deceased, residents of Chachro’s Wavori village, were identified as 75-year-old Suleman Nehri and his 22-year-old son Ramzan.

Kalsoom, 10-year-old who was injured in the incident, was shifted to hospital.
Meanwhile, more than 100 cattle heads were killed in lightning incidents in Chachro and Nagarparkar areas.

The rain also adversely disrupted power supply in different areas of Hyderabad.
Rain reported from Karachi, interior Sindh
Different parts of southern and south-eastern Sindh, including provincial capital Karachi, have been receiving rain since yesterday.

Several areas of Karachi were inundated following rain late Saturday night.
And to make matters worse, due to the absence of a sewerage system in residential and commercial areas such as Korangi, Mehran Town and others, rainwater could not be drained out.

Water was also accumulated in and around Madison Market and Jorrya Bazaar, making it extremely difficult for the people to pass through it.

Intermittent rain accompanied by cool breeze in Hyderabad and its suburbs has turned the weather cold.

Similarly, temperatures dropped in Mithi, Islamkot and other parts of Tharparkar after these areas received the first showers of the winter season.

Likewise, the weather has turned cold in Sanghar too after different areas of the district received rain.

Rain lashed Matyari, Hala and outskirts, turning low-lying localities into pools of water.

Thundershowers were also reported from Kandiaro, which made the weather chilly.
First showers of the winter season in Tando Muhammad Khan and suburbs of the district resulted in drop in temperatures.

However, the rain did not come without inconvenience as different localities of Hyderabad and other cities plunged into darkness late Saturday night after power supply to these areas was suspended after the rain.

As many as 444 feeders of the Hyderabad Electric Supply Company (HESCO) region were tripped due to which the supply of electricity to Thatta, Badin, Umarkot, Mirpurkhas, Tando Allah Yar, Sanghar and Tharparkar was suspended.

Spokesman for the HESCO, on the other hand, has said that the power supply would be restored once the rain stopped.
He further said that all the HESCO’s technical staff was present at grid stations for the purpose.


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