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Karachi: 10 people killed in rain-related mishaps

IANS 03 Aug 2014, 13:36:18 PM IST
Islamabad: At least ten people died in roof collapse or were electrocuted in different areas in the Pakistani port city of Karachi after the first monsoon shower, media reported on Sunday.

A heavy downpour, accompanied by strong winds, lasting for over two hours on Saturday caused a power breakdown and choking the drainage system in almost every district under the municipal administration and cantonment authorities.

The rainfall began at 3:30am in most areas which turned into a torrential downpour in many parts of the city.

Police, hospital sources and rescue workers said a total of 10 deaths have occurred in the rain-related incidents.

The Met Office forecast more rain for the city within the next 24 hours.