KARACHI: A fresh spell of torrential rainfall lashed the metropolis Tuesday night, leaving at least one person dead in a rain-related incident.
Large parts of the city were left without electricity after the rain started. Various social media users reported that areas â including Gulshan-e-Hadeed, Malir, Super Highway, and the University Road areas â plunged into darkness soon afterwards.
One of K-Electric's high-tension lines tripped during the downpour, while eight of its grid stations experienced a major fault. Around 250 feeders also tripped, whereas rain and high winds damaged electric wires in numerous areas.
Major thoroughfares of the metropolis were also inundated with rainwater.
Intermittent rainfall is expected to continue through Wednesday, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said early Tuesday morning.
Tuesday morning brought with it heavy rainfall some parts of Karachi, including F.B. Area, North Karachi, North Nazimabad, PECHS, Super Highway, I.I. Chundrigar Road, S.I.T.E, and surrounding areas.
The downpour on Monday was accompanied by stormy winds, which, too, had caused power outages across the city, leaving the local power supplier struggling.Â Over 300 of its feeders failed, of which 180 were restored late night.Â
While KE strained under the crisis, fresh rainfall is likely to make matters worse for city-dwellers. PMD has forecasted the weather system to continue for at least the next 48 hours.