Pakistan: Heavy rains, thunderstorms kill 228

June 24, 2007 15:03

The death toll from heavy rains and thunderstorms that have lashed Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi has increased to 228, an official said Sunday. The casualty figures from Saturday's storms rose after 185 more bodies were counted in the city morgue, said Sardar Ahmed, minister of health for Sindh province of which Karachi is the capital. The initial number of those killed had been reported as 43.

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