KARACHI – The death toll in rain-related incidents over past two days in Karachi rose to 15 on Wednesday as heavy downpour lashed provincial capital after an overnight pause.
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The heavy rain started on Monday, piling up problems on Karachiites including power breakdown, traffic snarl-ups, and waterlogging.
Several neighbourhoods of the metropolitan city plunged into darkness on Tuesday night after more than 250 feeders of K-Electric tripped following heavy rain and thunderstorms.
Strong winds that accompanied the torrential rainfall in Karachi Monday night felled numerous trees in Gulistan-e-Johar area, as well as one near the Chief Minister House.
A tree that fell on a car parked on the corner of a road in Gulistan-e-Johar was moved by passersby in order to help resume traffic flow partially.
According to a K-Electric spokesperson, the grid station in the Defence Housing Authority (DHA) has also stopped working.
Rainwater also hindered business operations in the animal mandi set up at the Super Highway.