KARACHI, 28 July 2008 (IRIN) - Every
year monsoon rains bring multiple woes to Karachi's 16 million people:
Power outages, telecom failures, roads subsiding, sewage spillages, abandoned
cars, electrocution caused by fallen wires, sign-boards falling on pedestrians,
inaccessible hospitals and more.
Media reports said 200 people died in
heavy rain in June, mainly due to electrocution, falling trees, house collapses
and road accidents.
For the 60 percent of the city's population
living in slum-like conditions life becomes particularly hard, especially