Met Office predicts more rains in Karachi

Met Office predicts more rains in Karachi

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Karachi: The Pakistan Meteorological Department predicted on Friday 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.

Earlier on Friday, fifth spell of monsoon rain in Karachi has inundated different areas and tripped hundreds of K electric feeders. Surjani Town, Nazimabad, North Nazimabad, North Karachi, Gulberg, Orangi Town, Yousuf Goth, Gadap Town, Sohrab Goth and other areas were severely affected by the heavy rain.

Many areas are submerged by deep water. The downpour also caused traffic jams on different roads, causing trouble for residents to travel.

Lightning struck the Mamon Goth area. Two youths were killed and one man was electrocuted. In another incident, two motorcycle riders fell into an open channel in the town of Orange.

On the other hand, heavy rain in Hyderabad flooded low-lying areas, roads were completely flooded, and electricity supply was suspended. Due to the rain, power supply to 190 feeders in the HESCO area was also suspended.

Rains in Tharparkar became a nuisance for its citizens as lightning struck a house in Dodi village and killed the father and son living inside. Two more people were killed in a lightning strike in Chachro while several cattle were also killed in Kloi.

Umerkot, Khapro, Kandyari, Kanri and Daulatpur had heavy downpours and strong winds while Nawabshah, Dadu, Tando Allahyar, Lasbela, Mirpur Khas, Shahdadpur, Sanghar, Tando Adam, Thatta and other areas also flooded.

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