At least 27 people were killed and many suffered injuries due to heavy rains that wreaked havoc in several areas in Pakistan’s Sindh in the early hours of Saturday.
Most of the victims died from electrocution and some died as house walls and roofs collapsed, Dawn news reported.
According to the police, a total of 27 people have died in rain-related incidents across the province. Twenty four of them were residents of Karachi. Besides, the mayhem left around 46 others injured including 33 in the provincial capital.
A video has gone viral on social media of three youngmen floating in the rainwater with onlookers afraid to go close to them.
The police said that the men died after getting electrocuted.
A police officer said Faizan Saleem, 25, Hamza Tariq, 20, and Talha Tanveer, 28, had left their residences to lodge a complaint against power failure on Sunday afternoon.
Apparently, they suffered an electric shock when their motorbike hit an electric pole in the knee-deep rainwater.
“Two of them died on the spot. The third man was rescued and shifted to a hospital but unfortunately, he also died,” the officer said.
The Met Office has forecast another spell of moderate to heavy rains with thunderstorm entering Sindh from Rajasthan on Thursday.
(With IANS inputs)