Storms Kill More Than 200 in Pakistan
Posted on Jun 24, 2007
More than 200 people have died in Karachi, Pakistan, as a result of storms that ravaged the city. Heavy rain, gale-force winds and flooding obliterated many homes, while falling trees, billboards and power lines wreaked further havoc. At least 45 people have also died in southern India.
Torrential rains and gale-force winds have led to the deaths of more than 200 people in the coastal city of Karachi in southern Pakistan.
Some 43 people were killed by the storms on Saturday afternoon, while the other bodies were recovered on Sunday.
Dozens more were injured as heavy winds uprooted trees and brought down power lines, electrocuting people.
Karachi residents were already suffering from power cuts which have led to riots in the city.