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Karachi inundated after heavy rainfall, more rain expected

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

22nd Aug, 2020. 10:20 am
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Karachi inundated after heavy rainfall, more rain expected

Heavy downpour in Karachi turned weather pleasant on Friday. However, the aftermath of rainfall made lives miserable.

Drains overflowed and water entered houses. District Central and East are the worst affected areas. Whereas, roofs of houses were destroyed due to rain in the FC area and Shadman. And, villages flooded due to cracks in the Hub Canal.

According to the report, most rainfall was reported in Sarjani Town (170mm). North Karachi reported 88mm of rain while North Nazimabad and Nazimabad had 85.6mm and Gulshan-e-Hadeed 77mm.

Areas including KDA Chowrangi, Shadman, Nagan Chowrangi, Surjani Town, Buffer Zone, Federal B Area, and Liaquatabad were all flooded. Several roads such as the one from Five Star Chowrangi to Nagan street and North Nazimabad were flooded. A bus drove into a ditch and got stuck at Nagan Chowrangi.

The Gujjar Nullah also overflowed, families had to take shelter in nearby mosques.

The Pakistan army, rangers, and Edhi rescue teams are working on rescue operations.

NDMA is working on a plan to demolish encroachments on Karachi’s drains from Monday.

After Karachi received heavy rainfall on Friday, more than 250 feeders tripped and the power supply situation worsened in the city.

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