The first proper spell of much-anticipated monsoon rains hit parts of Sindh including Karachi on Monday.
While bringing much-needed relief from the heat, the rain wreaked havoc in the metropolis. At least 16 people were killed — mostly from electrocution — and three others were injured in Karachi and other parts of Sindh. Power supply was suspended with the first drop of rain in the morning and many areas of the city remained without electricity for over 15 hours.
A heavy downpour caused flooding in various parts of Hyderabad including Latifabad and Qasimabad. Rainwater accumulated in all low-lying areas and on main arteries of the city.
The Pakistan Metrological Department warned that the trend was likely to continue for the next 24 hours.
Header photo: Boys play in a flooded street after a heavy rainfall in Karachi on Monday. — AP