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Over 16 dead in Karachi rain

KARACHI-UNS – Heavy intermittent spells of rain have been continuing since last night in Karachi, and 16 persons have so far lost their lives due to electric shocks and other incidents .

All the important highways remain flooded and several traffic accidents have taken place. The situation of water accumulation has been worse in urban and rural areas alike. Urban flooding and poor sewerage system has put a halt on daily life.

Big markets and shops remained closed while a number of employees remained absent from offices. The transport system also remained compromised in the working hours.

Some animals that were to be sacrificed on Eid-ul-Azha also got killed by electrocution. Although the threat of storm has been ruled out, still locals are facing a lot of difficulties as streets are inundated with water.

The 2km area between Nagin Chowrangi and Power House Chowrangi is flooded with rainwater, and situation seems out of control as the management has failed to provide any relief to people despite the declaration of emergency. Thousands of motorbikes are stuck in water, and several cars have flowed.

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