"By Sunday afternoon at least 15 people had lost their lives in the torrential monsoon rains pounding Karachi. Witnesses said at least one died after falling into a storm drain. [Abdullah, Karachi Resident]: “We dont know how it happened. People pulled his body out of the rain drain which was running very fast. As soon as he fell, he took two or three turns. And when he was pulled out, he was in very bad shape."" The annual monsoon deluge has started about fifteen days later than usual. Despite the devastating downpours, meteorologists are predicting almost a third less rainfall this year. "