12 killed as flooding paralyses Karachi | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, August 01, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, August 01, 2019

12 killed as flooding paralyses Karachi

At least 12 people were killed as monsoon rains lashed Pakistan’s port city of Karachi, officials and charity groups confirmed yesterday, while flooding also triggered power outages and overwhelmed the metropolis’s fragile infrastructure. Authorities said the deaths occurred largely due to electrocutions caused by ill-maintained power lines even as large segments of the city suffered hours-long outages that lasted up to a day in some areas.

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