As much as the rain spells brought respite to the scorched Karachi, many areas plunged into darkness on Friday as at least 50 K-Electric (KE) feeders tripped.
According to the details, torrential rains wreaked havoc, bringing with power outages in multiple neighbourhoods despite claims by the K-Electric that it had made improvements in its system ahead of the thunderstorm.
The areas facing power outage include Aurangabad, Nazimabad, North Nazimabad, Sohrab Goth, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulshan-e-Hadid, Razzaqabad, Gadap, KathorNew Karachi, Liaquatabad, Nusrat Bhutto Colony.
The monsoon system was said to have been in Karachi since the morning and had strengthened due to humidity from the sea, leading to the first rain of the seventh spell in Pakistan’s financial capital.
Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) had earlier predicted that the low pressure over west Rajasthan in India has its trough extending up to eastern Sindh.
Under its influence rain and thunderstorms with a few heavy falls are likely to occur at almost all the places in Tharparker, Badin, Mirpur Khas, Umerkot, Sanghar, Thatta, Sukkur, Larkana, Dadu, Shaheed Benazirabad, Hyderabad and Karachi districts on today and tomorrow.
The metropolis is expected to receive light to moderate showers on Friday and Saturday, said director MET Office.
Heavy falls are also expected in Lasbella, Khuzdar, Barkhan, Moosa Khel and other areas, said the weather forecast.
Moreover, commuters are facing difficulties in transportation due to poor sewerage system during a heavy downpour of the monsoon season.
Citizens had to pay the price for the negligence of the Local Government Department. A majority of roads and areas gave a pond-like look. All the low-lying areas submerged due to the rain. Several trees were reportedly uprooted during the rain.