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Rains Wreak Havoc: Parts of Karachi Flooded, Nullahs Overflowed

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

25th Aug, 2020. 06:12 pm
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20 districts of Sindh declared calamity affected

As heavy rains lashed Karachi city on Monday, resident suffered yet another day of prolonged power outages, flooded streets and traffic jams.

Since 7 am Tuesday Morning, parts of Karachi started receiving heavy to light rain that lead to traffic jams and difficulties for motorcyclists.

Malir, Korangi, Landhi, Shah Faisal Colony, Gulshan-e-Hadeed, Saadi Town, Liaquatabad, Federal B. Area, North Karachi, Surjani Town and North Nazimabad were some of the heaviest hit areas in Karachi between Monday night and Tuesday morning.

Karachi’s Nagan Chowrangi has once again been flooded by rainwater after a heavy downpour in the city. Streets of the area are inaccessible and people passing by using the Green Line tracks to reach their destination.

Vehicles were left stranded on the road in water, with many cars breaking down as rainwater seeped into their engines.

Traffic on Karachi’s one of the busiest Shara e Faisal has come to a standstill after nullahs overflowed.

Traffic jams have been reported at Kala Board, Tibet Centre, Jail road, Shafique Mor, Avari Tower, Do Talwar, Maripur, Truck Ada, among other areas.

Residents reported sewage and rainwater entering houses in the Naya Nazimabad and Azizabad Block II areas.

Other parts of Sindh 

heavy rains lashed parts of Hyderabad with the showers leaving drains across the city submerged.

A few underpasses of the city were also overflowing with rainwater. Water rising up to three feet outside several hospitals could be seen in many videos shared on social media.

Low-lying areas have been flooded, adding to the residents’ woes already suffering from prolonged power cuts due to rain in Mirpurkhas.

Markets in Tando Allahyar were also flooded, while the rain in Tharparkar, Thatta, Tando Mohammad Khan left the residents in severe difficulties.

Power Outage

A K-Electric spokesperson said power was shut down in many areas as a safety precaution.

The Spokesperson said in the statement that “Due to water entering houses in many of the low lying areas of the city, we have turned off power as a safety precaution.”

The spokesperson added that resuming power during the flood-like situation in the city could be hazardous.

“We are working with the relevant departments to restore power,” the spokesperson said, adding that water had entered installations at Bin Qasim, Gulistan-e-Jauhar and Society.

Social Media 

Lets take a look how Karachi’s situation surfaced on social media after heavy rains.

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