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Karachi faces severe power outage as heavy rain hit many areas


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

06th Oct, 2019. 11:03 am
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Power outage as intermittent rain continues to lash Karachi

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast rain in the city of Quaid today.

The temperature was recorded at 24 degree centigrade in the morning in Karachi.

The Meteorological Department said that the weather will remain partly cloudy and humid in the city even today, with the maximum temperature being recorded at 32 to 34 degrees Celsius.

According to the Meteorological Department, the city has a humidity ratio of 85%, with winds of 5 km / h, while the city is likely to receive rain with thunderstorms in the afternoon.

The new spell of intermittent heavy and light rain has caused severe power outage in several areas of Karachi.

According to the details, the ongoing rain has tripped feeders of K-Electric creating immense difficulties for the residents while it has also badly disrupted traffic on the roads.

The low-lying areas including Korangi, Defence, Malir, Model Colony and Gulshan Iqbal were inundated with the rainwater.

Meanwhile, at least nine children were injured as roof of a madrassa caved in due to rain and thunderstorm in Baldia Yousaf Goth area.

The teams arrived at the scene and shifted the victims to civil hospital for medical assistance.

On the other hand, Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted more rain in Karachi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, South Punjab, Gilgit Baltistan and Islamabad today (Sunday).

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