Karachi: Man dies of electrocution in Rain ten minutes before his wife gave birth to their first child
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Three men died due to electrocution in Karachi in the aftermath of Thursday night’s rain.
A man named Raheel Arif got electrocuted after his motorbike slipped in accumulated rainwater late on Thursday night.
The death of the 35-year-old sparked a protest as enraged people gathered along with the JDC chief, Zafar Abbas.
In a video message, Abbas said that residents told him that Arif used to work as a salesman. He was on his way to a nearby hospital to visit his pregnant wife, who gave birth to his son about 10 minutes after the death of her husband.
This person died last night in Karachi 10 mins before his baby was born in nearby hospital.
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The JDC chief asked the chief justice of Pakistan, Prime Minister Imran Khan, and Army Chief to take notice of the matter.
In another incident, a man, along with his sacrificial animal, was electrocuted in Gulshan-i-Iqbal.
The police said that a 22-year-old Soomar Khan recently purchased a cow for PKR 80,000. The victim died after suffering an electric shock from a pole. He and the cow died on the scene. The victim originally belonged to Rahim Yar Khan.
Moreover, an Edhi Foundation spokesperson said that a man named Kamran Rozi got an electric shock and died.
Kamran’s body was shifted to a hospital nearby for medico-legal formalities.
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