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Rains claim 80 lives in Sindh

KARACHI: As many as 80 have died during the recent monsoon rains so far in Sindh.

The rain-related incidents claimed 47 lives in Karachi, 10 in Hyderabad, 6 in Larkana, and 5 in Mirpur Khas. Karachi had received record-breaking rains this month. At least 604 millimetres of rain has been recorded in Karachi during August.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah while urging to help the provincial government in coping with the rain emergency directed all the commissioners to monitor the situation and assess losses to traders in urban areas.

The record-breaking torrential downpour in Karachi reported earlier on Thursday had left a trail of destruction, leading to the deaths of more than a dozen people.

Moreover, the power remained suspended in many areas even after 24 hours. Denizens had complained of disruption in their internet and cellular services. Another monsoon weather system would start affecting Karachi from 29th August (Saturday). The current spell of rain would continue to affect the city till Friday morning.

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