Karachi rain plays havoc, death toll rises

Karachi rain plays havoc, death toll rises

KARACHI : Heavy rain in the wee hours of Thursday morning lashed several areas of the city after receiving moderate showers on Wednesday night.

Downpour wreaked havoc on the power supply system and municipal infrastructure as electrocution and falling billboard incidents left at least 13 people dead in different areas of the metropolis.

The situation further turned even worse due to flooding of low-lying areas as the Meteorological Department forecast new spell of monsoon rain till Friday coupled with thunderstorm.

At 97 mm, North Karachi  and surrounding areas of the city witnessed the maximum rainfall within a 12-hour period. According to Director Meteorological Department, rain in Nazimabad was 67 mm, University Road 27 mm, Masroor Base 42 mm, Saddar 40 mm, Landhi 20 mm, Gulshan Hadeed 16 mm, while it was recorded 29 mm at Faisal Base of the city.

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