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Karachi plunges into darkness; two kids electrocuted amid heavy rainfall

KARACHI: Karachi has plunged into darkness with the first spell of monsoon rain, while two children were electrocuted to death on Tuesday amid heavy rainfall, ARY News reported.

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With the start of heavy rain after Iftaar, at least 677 electricity feeders were tripped pushing over half of the city into dark.

K-Electric spokesman said KE staff of all the four regions has been put on standby to restore electricity supply wherever required.

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On the other hand, power breakdown at Dhabeji pumping station has suspended water supply to Pepri and Gharo pumping stations subsequently halting water supply to Karachi.

The rain was a source of relief for most of the rain-starving Karachiiites and at the same time a cause of grief for some people.

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Millions of gallon water could not be supplied to the city after power supply was cut to the pumping stations.

Karachi Met department had predicted rain in Karachi today.

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Weather turned pleasant in the city with the sunset. Initially some parts of the city received light rain. Then it rained cats and dogs after 8 pm in all parts of the city. Karachi streets got drenched and the city plunged into darkness with first spell of monsoon rain.

The city was expecting a sigh of relief after scorching temperatures since the last three days. The mercury had shot to 40 degrees which severely affected the lives of people in the city.

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