Eight die from electrocution as heavy rain in Karachi.Govt and private schools across the province will remain closed on Tuesday.
Eight die, including an 11-year-old girl due to electrocution as heavy rain lashed Karachi and other parts of Sindh on Monday.
According to rescue sources the deaths took place in the Paposh Nagar area of karachi where two people were electrocuted raising the number of casualties from rain-related accidents in Karachi to six.
A weather advisory issued by the Pakistan Meteorological Department on July 25th had stated that widespread rains and wind-thunderstorms were expected from Sunday to Tuesday in Mirpurkhas, Thatta, Hyderabad, Karachi, Shaheed Benazirabad, Kalat and Makran divisions.
Additionally isolated heavy rainfall was expected in lower Sindh (Mirpurkhas, Thatta, Hyderabad, Karachi divisions) and Kalat and Makran divisions on Monday and Tuesday.
Heavy falls may generate urban flooding in Karachi, Thatta and Hyderabad divisions on Monday and Tuesday while flash flooding may occur in Kalat, Sibbi, Zhob divisions during the period the advisory added.
The highest level of rainfall, 60 millimeters was recorded at Saddar, while Surjani Town received 50mm, Faisal Base area 45mm, North Karachi 42mm, and Nazimabad 39mm of rain, according to the Met Office.
Chairman District Council Karachi Salman Murad visited several localities to monitor the post-rain situation.
A drive of the cleanliness of the rains started in the metropolis after rain disrupted daily life in the mega-city.