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Rain in Karachi: Surjani Town residents trapped, up to waist-deep water reported


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

22nd Aug, 2020. 02:56 pm
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Karachi rain flooding situation

The latest spell of rain in Karachi have submerged many areas of metropolis, damaging houses and vehicles in low lying areas.

According to reports, with more than 170mm rain, Surjani Town is one the worst hit-area of the city.

In an exclusive coverage by BOL News, it can be seen that people in Surjani Town’s Sector 4-B are trapped inside their houses as the authorities failed to drain out the rain water.

People of the area are facing problems as the flood like situation damaged cars, furniture at homes and important home appliances.

The authorities have failed to make any arrangements to drain out rainwater from the area to provide relief to the masses.

Moreover, up to waist-deep water reported across Surjani Town and other areas paralyzing the main roads and localities quickly turned into septic tanks.

On Friday, the downpour in Karachi and other parts of the provinces claimed seven lives including four killed by lightning strikes in Tharparker’s Mithi and Chachro and one in Thatta.

The citizens of Karachi faced extreme difficulties after roads and streets turned into rivers after the latest spell of monsoon downpour started penetrating in various parts of Sindh as well.

According to the Met office, strong monsoon currents are expected to penetrate in Sindh till 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, Larkana, Lasbella, Khuzdar, Barkhan, Zhob, Musa Khel, Loralai, Kohlu and Sibbi till Monday.

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