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34 killed in rain-related incidents in Pakistan

The torrential rains and thunderstorms in southern Sindh province killed at least 18 people on Monday, mostly from electrocution, as the first spell of monsoon rain wreaked havoc in Karachi, exposing its redundant civic structure, including electricity and sewerage systems. 

The Pakistan Metrological Department has warned off more heavy rains in the next 24 hours although the rains have stopped in Karachi since Tuesday morning. 

The met office recorded around 70 millimetre rains in Karachi till Monday night while the situation in twin city, Hyderabad was worse with up to 118 millimetre rains recorded there. 

In parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province at least 16 people, including women and children, have died and 30 others have been injured in flash floods caused due to torrential rains.

Earlier this month, at least 28 people were killed in heavy rains and flash floods that wreaked havoc in the Neelum Valley in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). 

Rains and snowfall often cause landslides and flash floods in northern Pakistan where millions live in mountainous areas. Incessant rainfall across Pakistan has led to power outages in many major cities. 

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