20 killed as rains wreak havoc in Sindh

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Karachi

The coastal districts of Sindh received heavy downpour for two consecutive days, disrupting routine life and causing major towns and cities to come to a standstill due to their ill-maintained infrastructure.
At least 20 persons and over a dozen sacrificial animals were reportedly killed due to electrocution and in other rain-related incidents over three days in the metropolis.
The majority of the deaths were reported due to electrocution, despite the fact that several areas of the city faced prolonged power outages. Despite the emergency imposed by the provincial government and the city administration, most of Karachi’s areas were submerged. Low-lying areas in many parts of the metropolis remained inundated with rainwater till Tuesday.
Meanwhile, most districts of Hyderabad and Mirpurkhas divisions were also swamped. Many areas of Hyderabad city, Badin, Thatta, Mirpurkhas and other towns remained under knee-deep water despite continuous efforts to drain the rainwater.
At least 20 persons, including a woman, a girl and three friends, died of electrocution and other rain-related incidents on Saturday and Sunday.