October 17, 2019

Rain-related incidents claimed 73 lives in Karachi in six years, data shows

Karachi: When the Metropolitan Office released a new manifestation of the Karachi tornado, concerns and worries of repeated rainfall-related attacks have plagued the city.

Although more than 20 people died in an electrical accident during the first rainstorm in the city last week, the injuries are still ongoing in this city. From 2014 to 2019, more than 70 people were involved in accidents. The ceremony was executed.

In the wake of strong opposition to the city administration, the state government and K-Electric, many people are unaware that the 23 deaths last week were not such a reality, as the annual renewal will do much damage to the city. Digital strategies and the use of these technologies have killed many people.

Recent compilation of hospitals and information from major media shows that nothing dies in just one year since 2014, as there was no rain in the city in 2018.

According to six years of data, 73 people were killed in rain-related activities in the city.

“If we started in 2014, at least 10 people have been killed during the rainy season last year,” said Gina Medical Graduate Medical Center, Karachi Private Hospital (CHK) and Abbas Shahed Hospital (ASH). More information says. “And, in 2015, 12 people died in rain-related incidents. In 2016, 15 people were killed. During the monsoon season, the numbers for 2017 and 2019 remain unchanged, with 23 deaths a year.”

Electric shocks are the main cause of death

He added that there is no major cause of rainfall in 2018. Electromagnetic emergency is the leading cause of death for many years, following the collapse of roofs and water.

Predicting the recent rains, the city government, the district government and the electricity company are said to have taken the best possible steps in avoiding the recent events of the Karachi people in the two days. The rain also led to flooding in the towns.

Experts warn that due to climate change, fluctuations and storms in Karachi are expected to rise in the coming years. They said Karachi could face many losses due to poor construction and inadequate infrastructure.

‘Karachi is no longer a mere city’

“Karachi is no longer a normal or normal city – it is now an urban center,” said Dr Noman Ahmed, Head of the Department of Architecture and Planning at NED University of Engineering and Technology. “The KMC [Karachi Metropolitan] has stopped promoting rainwater and infrastructure for decades, and this is something that needs to be addressed. it has a studio and their staff to take action, but now its jobs are gone. “

He said Karachi has grown rapidly in terms of size, population and concrete so that authorities have to redesign and develop the city’s transportation and waste management strategies.

He also noted that over the years, administrative efforts have shifted from improving operations to starting new operations that have reduced the effectiveness of current systems.

“As a result of climate change, it is estimated that the Karachi storms and how fast or fast they will increase in a few years,” Dr said. Ahmed. “If we do not solve the problems now, I am worried things will get worse. With such a system, the southern part of the city, some areas are low and even the DHA will not be affected by such rain.”

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