At least 12 people died in rain-related incidents in the metropolis since Thursday, Rescue officials said.

Eight of the victims died after they received fatal electric shocks, while three other persons died in wall collapses, Edhi Foundation and Chhipa officials said.

Numerous roads of the metropolis remained flooded and several areas were without electricity as monsoon showers hit the city for second consecutive day early on Saturday.

The spell that continued from a day earlier turned into heavy showers Saturday morning, and soon exposed the city’s vulnerable infrastructure.

Pedestrians walk through flooded Karachi roads. —Online
Pedestrians walk through flooded Karachi roads. —Online
People walk through the rain water outside the City Court, Karachi. — Online
People walk through the rain water outside the City Court, Karachi. — Online
Pedestrians wade through the road at Denso Hall, Karachi. —Online
Pedestrians wade through the road at Denso Hall, Karachi. —Online
Motorcyclists commuting on an inundated road at Tower, Karachi. — Online
Motorcyclists commuting on an inundated road at Tower, Karachi. — Online
Cars commute on a flooded Karachi road —Online
Cars commute on a flooded Karachi road —Online
The scene of Korangi Road after heavy monsoon rain in Karachi. —Online
The scene of Korangi Road after heavy monsoon rain in Karachi. —Online
A traffic warden performing duties after heavy rainfall in Karachi. —Online
A traffic warden performing duties after heavy rainfall in Karachi. —Online
Vehicles passing through an inundated patch of Shahrah-e-Faisal. — Online
Vehicles passing through an inundated patch of Shahrah-e-Faisal. — Online
A man pulls his motorcycle after it breaks down due to rain water flooding on a Karachi road. —Online
A man pulls his motorcycle after it breaks down due to rain water flooding on a Karachi road. —Online
A flooded M A Jinnah Road, Karachi —Online
A flooded M A Jinnah Road, Karachi —Online
A family on a motorbike rides through an inundated road. —Online
A family on a motorbike rides through an inundated road. —Online

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shampee
Aug 06, 2016 06:19pm
I cannot find words more than Shame.
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Citizen
Aug 06, 2016 06:24pm
Same corruption and same situation on either side of border
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SyedChaudhryGangaDinKhan
Aug 06, 2016 06:41pm
Too much concrete and asphalt without any planning, is flooding the streets because water has no where to go. Monsoons are nothing new. This is happening everywhere. Look at the streets of Lahore.
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Sowjanya
Aug 06, 2016 06:54pm
Same now in mumbai.. except the change in city name..
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PANT
Aug 06, 2016 07:13pm
Just like any India City during heavy rains .
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N.Sid
Aug 06, 2016 07:24pm
Big cities are unmanageable, full of ghettos, crimes even in western countries and this the reason people over there lives in suburbs, well planned satellite towns with all the infra. Only poor lives in cities and lower middle class who cannot afford the suburbia lifestyle. It is catching here in Pakistan lately. Though there are a number of large well manged cities like Tokyo, Paris but they are too expensive. Need to plan smaller satellite towns and suburbs for all income groups, with all the facilities. Also smaller second, third tier cities needed which have more commercial, educational, and industrial activity so as to stop the constant flow of people from those areas to big cities.
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N.Sid
Aug 06, 2016 07:26pm
@Sowjanya I think Mumbai has better storm water drainage system as it rains a lot more than Karachi, but have no clear idea sitting here in Karachi. South Indian cities like Chennai seems to have a better rain water disposal system.
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Shiraz
Aug 06, 2016 07:43pm
....Missing the flooded roads of Karachi :( In comparision, over here, even with a heavy downpour, water drains in a matter of minutes ;)
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Sanjeev
Aug 06, 2016 08:12pm
This is not all that bad but the cars on the road look ancient as compared to a similar scene in India.
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Meow
Aug 06, 2016 08:29pm
Ordinary citizens and kids look like India in rains!!
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Meow
Aug 06, 2016 08:31pm
What is this w21? Taxi/ truck / minibus?? Very decorated
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Maxx
Aug 06, 2016 08:57pm
@Sanjeev Check this one, the link below. Most of the pictures are of old city area, hence old buildings and cars too. http://tribune.com.pk/story/1156425/karachi-plunges-darkness-rain-pours/
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Maxx
Aug 06, 2016 09:07pm
@Sanjeev Few people take out brand new cars when it rains heavily when forecast earlier. Also today Saturday is weekend and offices, educational institutes remains closed, hence low traffic.
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Nch
Aug 06, 2016 10:25pm
Love u KHI, after moonsoon it is as I remember you u in my teen. Atleast today people cannot say that KHI is lacking water.
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sajed syed
Aug 07, 2016 06:52am
@PANT , true.
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raghu
Aug 07, 2016 05:10pm
looks like karachi is still in 1980's
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indian mozzie
Aug 07, 2016 10:37pm
Is this Mumbai or Karachi? I cant tell the difference :)
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Lala
Aug 08, 2016 12:58am
@raghu Even 1880s were a lot better!
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white noise
Aug 08, 2016 02:35am
I thought Mustafa Kamal did something something, sometime ago regarding the drainage, guess no eh !!!
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Thashay
Aug 08, 2016 08:29am
@N.Sid all sounds good and fair. Do you know karachi and Chicago are sister cities. Meaning they can share projects and knowledge of city planning etc. It's the corruption and lack of good willed people to do the job in pakistan that is the problem. Chicago is one of the greatest cities where million commute to city on any given day for all sort of stuff, keeping the place vibrant and rich.
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Ahmar Qureshi
Aug 08, 2016 10:43am
I hope that new CM will do something good for the citizen to avoid such problems...
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Sangan Patil
Aug 08, 2016 10:54am
@N.Sid I lived Chennai, it has the worsest(Very worst!) drainage system or has no drainage system at all!
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Islamabad Calling
Aug 08, 2016 11:05am
Shame on us
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Dove
Aug 08, 2016 12:50pm
I would also partially blame citizens for all this mess. 1) polythene use in everything and improper disposal has chocked all drains 2) lack of sense in city dwellers to leave/create some water absorbing surfaces on ground 3) lack of civility to dispose what and where
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vishal
Aug 08, 2016 03:51pm
I do not find anything wrong in this. During heavy rains water logging is obvious. One should enjoy the rain instead of complaint. Nature has given us a lot of events for enjoy and everything should be taken in a positive way and try to be stay blessed with nature.
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Yousuf
Aug 08, 2016 06:31pm
It has hardly rained and look at the condition of Karachi. Some areas are fine but in many of the slum areas the condition is very bad. Sewerage water entering the houses, roads are destroyed (because of bad quality) and lot of diseases because of stagnant sewerage water. Rain is blessing for any city but the whole city has been destroyed. Karachi has been made into a major dump yard by indifferent attitude of local peoples and lack of attention from local governing bodies.
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Ajay
Aug 08, 2016 09:06pm
@Thashay In the winter of 1978-79 there was a massive snow storm and major streets in Chicago choked with 6 feet high piles of snow for 3 weeks or longer. The mayor was voted out of office in a few months.Pakistani brothers and sisters VOTE!!
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shree
Aug 08, 2016 10:31pm
@Citizen It is easy to blame the govt. What about the attitude of the people. It is same on either side of the border. Indifference. What is the use of claiming that the subcontinent was home to one of the oldest civilizations. Sounds great but in reality we are inferior to the west in many ways accept that.
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Naveed Iqbal
Aug 09, 2016 02:55pm
@Meow Minibus, decorating them is all the rage here in PK.
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