Six electrocuted to death as rain lashes Karachi

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KARACHI: At least six people, including a teenage girl, were electrocuted to death as rain lashed the port city on Monday.
According to reports, two persons were electrocuted to death in Paposh Nagar area of the city and four in different parts of the city.
The highest level of rainfall, 60 millimetres, was recorded at Saddar, while Surjani Town received 50mm, Faisal Base area 45mm, North Karachi 42mm, and Nazimabad 39mm of rain, according to the Met Office.
The Met Office said widespread rains and wind-thunderstorms with isolated heavy falls were expected to continue in Karachi and other parts of Sindh province on Tuesday as well.
According to the Director MET, the monsoon system will likely end on Wednesday and there was not much chance of rain in the first week of August.
Meanwhile, the Sindh education department announced that schools, colleges, universities and all educational institutions in Karachi would remain closed on Tuesday.
Examinations scheduled at the Karachi University, the province’s largest varsity, NED University of Engineering and Technology, and the Federal Urdu University were also postponed. New dates for the examinations would be announced later, said the administration at the varsities.

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