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Heavy rains, thunderstorms batter Karachi

Heavy rains accompanied by thunderstorms battered the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi, a media report said.

world Updated: Jul 24, 2009 09:26 IST

Heavy rains accompanied by thunderstorms battered the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi on Friday morning, a media report said.

Last weekend, more than a dozen people were killed and over a hundred others injured in various incidents caused by heavy rains and thunderstorms in the city.

The power lines were broken at several places in the city, Geo TV reported.

According to the Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC), at least 90 feeders stopped working due the to the broken cables.

The company has issued emergency phone numbers to its customers to help them lodge complaints during the power outage.

Heavy rains caused several road mishaps on the National Highway and in the Shara-e-Faisal area, injuring several people, who have been shifted to hospitals.