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Heavy rain hits Karachi - Kills 19

At least 19 people were killed and over 150 injured in incidents of electrocution and collapse of walls, tress and sign boards as heavy rains lashed the Pakistani port city of Karachi on Saturday. Dead bodies of 19 people and injured were taken to three main hospitals in the city, Geo television reported.

The rains badly affected power supply and communication system. Rain water inundated many localities, causing traffic jam on main roads. The rains coupled with windstorm and mud-storm hit the metropolis, which was a hottest day of the summer in the city. Several roofs, houses, walls were collapsed in several parts, billboards, poles and trees were uprooted on various roads including main highway 'Shahra-e-Faisal'.

The incidents of electrocution were also reported in different parts of the metropolis as a result of the torrential rain. 35 out of 54 grid stations in the city have

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Added: Jun-23-2007 
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