Pakistan: Karachi flooded as monsoon rains cause traffic chaos

Karachi's streets were flooded again on Tuesday, as the monsoon season continued, bringing disruption to traffic and daily life. People could be see walking in a knee-deep flood, pushing their motorcycles and cars. Some vehicles, however, could be seen slicing through the water. At least two people have reportedly died due to the rainfall with the downpour set to continue until Thursday according to Pakistan's meteorological agency. The city, which is the world's seventh largest with just under 15 million inhabitants, experiences regular flooding in during the monsoon season, which runs from July to September. Poor infrastructure maintenance, widespread illegal construction, as well as a lack of open spaces capable of absorbing rainfall in the heavily built-up city are all believed to contribute to the perennial problem.

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