Dhabayjee 72-inch diameter pipeline supplying water to Karachi ruptured, for reasons not known immediately. The pipeline burst hitting the water supply to city has given rise to fears of water famine that the citizens might have to undergo. This pipeline was laid in 1978. Sources said that the pipeline ruptured due to frequent breakdown of electricity supply. Water Board officials told that the repair work was underway and Karachi would be supplied water from alternative conduits.