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Tropical Storm Flooding Kills 7 in Pakistan

Tropical storm Phet made landfall in Pakistan late Sunday, bringing rainfall that caused flooding in and around Karachi, Pakistan's largest city. Officials say the storm claimed at least seven lives from electrocution.

Emergency officials evacuated residents along Pakistan's southern coast. The officials said thousands of Pakistanis departed for safer locations, but some refused to leave their homes.

Forecasters say the storm will bring widespread rain - and will weaken into a tropical depression as it moves inland.

The storm hit Oman Friday with cyclone strength. Omani officials blamed Phet for causing at least 16 deaths.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.