Five killed as heavy rain, stormy winds hit Karachi

 22 Aug 2017 - 10:18

Five killed as heavy rain, stormy winds hit Karachi
Lightning bolt is seen above a residential neighborhood during rain in Karachi, Pakistan August 21, 2017. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro.

QNA

Islamabad: Five people, including three women, lost their lives and six others were injured in rain-related incidents in Pkistan's city of Karachi on Monday night, rescue officials said.

Heavy rain, coupled with stormy winds, hit the city late Monday night, leading to panic on the roads, power outages, and destroyed electricity poles.

Numerous areas were blocked off due to massive traffic jams, whereas many commuters were stranded as their vehicles broke down midway.