25 killed as rain, dust storm lash Pakistan (Credit goes to Zartaj Gul & king )

Shah Shatranj

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
KARACHI: Widespread showers with thunderstorm across the country and a dust storm in Karachi caused by a westerly wave left at least 25 people dead, scores of others injured, and public and property damaged on Monday.



Intermittent downpour in western, central and northern parts of the country for the past few days has rendered mud houses susceptible to collapse, while land sliding and flash floods in some areas have already made several roads dangerous for travel.

Thunderstorm in Punjab resulted in collapse of several buildings, leaving at least nine people dead. In separate incidents related to the dust storm that hit Karachi in the early hours of the day, four people including two young girls died, an equal number of fishermen went missing and dozens of others suffered injuries, according to officials and rescue services.

Gusty winds also uprooted several trees, poles and signboards, broke windowpanes of some high-rise buildings and damaged the walls of schools and homes in Karachi.

“Two persons were brought dead while another died during treatment,” said Dr Seemin Jamali, executive director of the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC). She said the hospital also received over 58 injured. “Two of them had head injuries while some others suffered fractures,” she added.

Most of the persons sustained injuries when concrete structures collapsed and fell on them, according to her.One body was brought to the Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi, said police surgeon Dr Qarar Ahmed Abbasi, adding that a tree fell on him near Peoples Chowrangi.

According to the Edhi Foundation, among the four people, who died in Karachi due to dust storm-related incidents, three were identified as Tanzeela, 5, a resident of Haji Murid Goth in Gulbahar; Mahak Faisal, 7, a resident of Korangi’s Gulzar Colony; and Kashif, 18, a resident of Landhi.

Five children reportedly sustained injuries when the wall of a private school, situated near Tipu Sultan traffic signal, collapsed and hit them. Six girls were hurt when the wall of a seminary in Lyari’s Kalakot area collapsed. Another three injured were shifted from Sir Syed and Surjani Town to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for treatment.

A tree fell on prisons’ van at the City Courts. However, all the prisoners remained unhurt. Similarly, the dust storm also uprooted an electric pole near the main gate of Sindh Governor House, with the result that traffic remained suspended on Aiwan-i-Saddar Road for some time.

Due to rough weather, a boat with nine fishermen aboard in the sea went missing.
The Maritime Security Agency rescued five of them while four fishermen were still missing, said Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum chairman Mohammed Ali Shah. He said fishermen in five boats had gone for fishing on Sunday night. Of them, four boats returned. Due to gusty winds, one boat with nine fishermen went missing. Five of the nine fishermen were rescued by the MSA while the whereabouts of four others were not known.

In Punjab, nine people including two women died in thunderstorm-related incidents. Four deaths were reported in Khanewal district; three in Hasilpur area of Bahawalnagar district; and two Dunyapur tehsil of Lodhran district.In Chitral valley, a woman and two men died when the roof of a house collapsed and fell on them.

Showers across the valley had already rendered many houses susceptible to collapse while the roads of Booni, Mastuj, Torkhow, Karimabad, Susoom and other hilly areas have become dangerous due to rock falling.

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pcdoc24x7

Minister (2k+ posts)
copy and paste … do you losers have any brain cells to create a thread which is not filled with nonsense. Do you know how many people especially kids have died not just in Thar but in the whole of Sindh because of lack of drinkable water or just even water, basic health facility and food ???? And your masters have been in power in Sindh for last 30 years or so. Have some shame and decency which considering a jiyala and a patwari are in-cohorts is hard to find anyways.
 

Shah Shatranj

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
copy and paste … do you losers have any brain cells to create a thread which is not filled with nonsense. Do you know how many people especially kids have died not just in Thar but in the whole of Sindh because of lack of drinkable water or just even water, basic health facility and food ???? And your masters have been in power in Sindh for last 30 years or so. Have some shame and decency which considering a jiyala and a patwari are in-cohorts is hard to find anyways.
We have never claimed credit of rains
now if you claim credit of rains also accept responsibility of storm and destruction
 

vicahmed99

Senator (1k+ posts)
SHAH shatar urf dualy shah ki chui......................es mein imran ka kiya qasoor
Tumhari billo ki waja sey hey us ney kaha tha mein laaat marta hoon khotay ki tarah aur phir azab elahi nazil hona shuroo ho gaya
 

pcdoc24x7

Minister (2k+ posts)
but you have taken credit of rain of prosperity in the whole province … but maybe you were right … it was certainly rain of prosperity but only for your masters. this special rain only fall in a certain area over certain people. Zartaj Gul is certainly not one of the brightest minds of this era but that does not mean you use her statement to blame her or Imran for the killings. Maybe if your masters instead of looting the nation used some of money towards human and infrastructure development, these rains would not have resulted in these much casualties. Do you know how many people in Pakistan die of electrocution because of the rains every year? And once you have that answer … then check how many people maybe died in New Zealand or say Canada in a year due to electrocution during rains. Catch my drift?

We have never claimed credit of rains
now if you claim credit of rains also accept responsibility of storm and destruction
 

Shah Shatranj

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
but you have taken credit of rain of prosperity in the whole province … but maybe you were right … it was certainly rain of prosperity but only for your masters. this special rain only fall in a certain area over certain people. Zartaj Gul is certainly not one of the brightest minds of this era but that does not mean you use her statement to blame her or Imran for the killings. Maybe if your masters instead of looting the nation used some of money towards human and infrastructure development, these rains would not have resulted in these much casualties. Do you know how many people in Pakistan die of electrocution because of the rains every year? And once you have that answer … then check how many people maybe died in New Zealand or say Canada in a year due to electrocution during rains. Catch my drift?
Show me any statement of any PPP minister in which they claim the rains are because of any leader .
If you claim credit of rains now why shy of storm that is because of your curse
 

Shah Shatranj

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)

Will_Bite

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
What happened to Abdullah Shah Ghazi? Did his magic wand run out of battery?

Congratulations to PPP for turning Pakistan's biggest city into Pakistan's biggest dump.
 
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