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.
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.