Heavy monsoon rains started affecting Pakistan this week, causing massive floods and leaving widespread power outages. As of June 30, 2017, at least 25 people have lost their lives and dozens were injured within 48 hours, officials said. Capital Karachi, Sindh province was the worst hit area. Torrential downpours there caused massive urban flooding and

widespread power outages, killing at least 12 people since Wednesday when the rains started. According to the Dawn, five persons including four young boys were electrocuted. In a separate incident, two boys drowned while trying to swim in water accumulated in an under-construction underpass. Five people lost their lives due to lightning and rain-related incidents mostly in lower Sindh. READ MORE