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ISPR: Pakistan Army, Rangers come to the rescue as rain lashes Karachi

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

25th Aug, 2020. 11:22 pm
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Pakistan Army and Rangers helped the city administration in rescue operations as the heavy rain lashed parts of Karachi on Tuesday.

According to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) More than 70 Army and Pakistan Rangers Sindh rescue and relief teams are assisting civil administration to provide relief to affected population.

ISPR said in its statement that due to heavy rains in Karachi, various parts of metropolitan city got badly affected. Besides rainfall in Karachi, downpour also occured in Kirther Ranges which lead to overflow of Lath and Thado dam.

Overflow from Lath dam struck Northern Bypass and also caused severe flooding in Malir Nadi bank resulting water flow towards Quaidabad. Army rescue teams are shifting affected people of Quaidabad through Army Engineer boats to safer places.

Army Engineers made 200 m long and 4 feet high bund to avoid flooding of M9 and ensuring proper regulation of water.

Three  Army Engineers teams were deployed along Mehran drain to avoid its spillover to save K Electric Grid station , Saadi town and Malir Cantt.

Relief and rescue teams are busy in shifting the people to safer places and being provided shelters.  Cooked meal provided to people struck due to water.
Various areas which got badly effected include
– Gulshan e Hadeed
– Gizri
– Kimari
– North Kci
– Nazimabad
– Saddar
– Landhi
– Airport
– University Rd
– Faisal Base
– Jinnah terminal
– Saadi town
– Quaidabad
– Yusaf Goth
– PAF Faisal
– PAF Masroor
– Gulistan e Johar

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