Heavy rains wreak havoc in Karachi

Heavy rains wreak havoc in Karachi

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Karachi: On Friday, the latest rain in Karachi flooded the metropolis, damaged houses and vehicles in low-lying areas, and tripped hundreds of K-type electric feeders.

Due to heavy downpours, it is reported that the waist depth of Surjani Town, North Karachi, Orangi Town, Gulberg, Nazimabad and other informal settlements has caused traffic congestion on different roads and caused problems for residents to travel.

The northern part of Nazimabad and the town of Shadman were also flooded. The rain flooded the road and the water entered the houses of the residents.

On the other hand, a person was electrocuted in a rain-related incident. Two teenagers were killed when Memon Goth was struck by lightning, while two motorcycle riders fell into the open channel in the town of Orange.

The heavy rain on Friday also flooded the internal affairs of Sindh Province, including Hyderabad. Four people, including their father and son, were killed in a thunderstorm in Tharparkar. The power supply of 190 feeders in the HESCO area was also suspended.

It is worth mentioning that the Pakistan Meteorological Department predicts that there will be more rainfall in Karachi and other parts of Sindh in the next 48 hours.

According to Met Office, strong monsoon currents are expected to penetrate in Sindh from Friday to Monday. Under the influence of this system rain/wind-thundershower, with few moderate to isolated heavy falls, are expected in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Shaheed Benazirabad, Dadu, Tharparker, Mirpurkhas, Umar Kot, Sanghar, Sukkur and Larkana during next 48 hours. 

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