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Lightning Wreaks Havoc In Sindh, 22 Dead

Karachi

Lightning strikes have killed at least 22 persons in Sindh’s Tharparkar and Sanghar districts, while heavy to moderate rainfall continues across the desert areas, creating panic among the people.

Hospital sources have revealed that several injured had been shifted to different hospitals. Meanwhile, the district administration issued an emergency notification on Thursday evening, cancelling the leaves of employees of all departments.

Officials of Sanghar’s Health Department have informed media that four persons were killed by lightning strikes in Khipro taluka of Sanghar district.

Moreover, around 18 people were killed by lightning in various villages of Tharparkar and surrounding areas.

A resident of the city of Mithi told media that electricity had been suspended to cities and people were even under the impression that it was too dangerous to use mobile phones during heavy rains.

He added, “This is why we don’t know exactly what is happening in remote areas.”

He further stated that there was no rescue system to immediately shift the injured to hospitals.

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