Aug 23, 2017, 12:16 PM
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Heavy rain kills 24 in Pakistan’s Karachi

Islamabad, Aug 23, IRNA – At least 24 people have been killed and scores others injured in rain related incidents in Pakistan’s largest city Karachi since Monday.

A maximum of 41 millimeters of rainfall with strong wind hit the city late Monday night. The power supply system and municipal infrastructure in Karachi were damaged by the heavy rain storm.

Electrocution, falling billboard and roof collapse incidents left at least 24 people dead in different areas before another heavy spell of rain hit the metropolis late Tuesday evening.

The situation turned even worse due to flooding of low-lying areas and prolonged power outages.
Last year in summer, torrential rains left over 200 people dead across Pakistan.