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20 killed as torrential rains cause havoc in Pakistan's Karachi
20 killed as torrential rains cause havoc in Pakistan's Karachi

Islamabad, July 12 (TIWN) The toll in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi from the latest spell of monsoon rains which started last week went up to around 20, rescue workers and local media reported.

 At least six people were killed in different rain-related incidents during the last 24 hours in the city, rescue workers told Xinhua on Monday evening.

Three people had lost their lives due to electrocution in separate accidents, including two people who were riding on a motorbike, rescue workers said.

Two people in a car had drowned after a strong wave of water took the car into a drainage canal while in another incident a child lost his life after getting drowned, rescue workers said, adding that the deceased bodies had not been found yet.

Karachi, the capital of southern Sindh province and the financial hub of the country, is currently in a state of urban flooding due to a heavy spell of rainfall, Xinhua news agency reported.

The rains that started Sunday evening continued to pour till Monday afternoon, leaving several parts of the city submerged while main roads inundated.

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