Rains kill 26 in Pakistan's biggest city (UPDATE)
At least 26 people died in heavy rains in Pakistan's largest city, officials said Sunday, Associated Press reported.
The rainfall in Karachi since Saturday evening also cut off electricity and inundated all major roads, suspending life in the country's commercial capital, Mayor Mustafa Kamal said.
Dozens more were injured, he said. Electrocution, roof collapses, road accidents and drownings caused the deaths, Kamal added.
Chief meteorologist Qamaruz Zaman said nearly 5.9 inches (15 centimeters) of rain fell in Karachi on Saturday. Rain continued on Sunday.
Karachi, a city of more than 16 million people, has aging infrastructure and a poor drainage system.
Qamar Pervez of the Edhi ambulance service said most of the bodies had been handed over to their families.
The Karachi Electric Supply Co. said the bad weather cut the city's power.