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Karachi: 10 people killed in rain-related mishaps

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
IANS August 03, 2014 13:36 IST
IANS
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.