At least 12 people die as more monsoon rains hit Pakistan

 

Floods have been posing formidable challenges for all

Floods have been posing formidable challenges for all

By Nasir Aijaz
AsiaN Correspondent

Islamabad: At least a dozen people were electrocuted while various districts were flooded and fell to prolonged power outages as fresh spell of heavy monsoon rains have lashed Southern Sindh province of Pakistan since Saturday morning.

The uninterrupted torrential downpour which started on Saturday morning and continued until Sunday noon created a critical situation in Karachi, the provincial capital, and other coastal districts.

According to the MET office, the rainfall recorded in Karachi was 150.6mm. More rains have been predicted for Sindh and they might continue until August 13.

Rescue efforts seek to ease problems for commuters

Rescue efforts seek to ease problems for commuters

The heavy rains caused flash floods in coastal districts – Thatta and Badin where the agriculture sector was badly hit. Several coastal villages were cut off from the rest of the country due to flash floods.

In Karachi, the industrial hub and largest city of country with 25 million population, boats and cranes were used to rescue marooned citizens.

 

 

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