7 dead due to heavy rains in Karachi; PMD predicts more showers for next 2 days

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7th July, 2020 01:37:44 printer

7 dead due to heavy rains in Karachi; PMD predicts more showers for next 2 days

 

At least seven people were killed and several others injured in Pakistan’s Karachi city in separate rain-related incidents.

After weeks of extremely hot weather, the residents of Karachi on Monday found solace when the first monsoon rain in the ongoing summer season hit the port city of over 20 million people, but at the same time the unfortunate incidents of electrocution, roof collapse and uprooting of trees and billboards claimed seven lives, according to the media report.

Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said that rainfall up to 43 mm was recorded in the city, and it wreaked havoc in the areas where it was coupled with heavy winds.

The rainwater inundated several low-lying areas of the city, creating trouble for the residents, according to the rescue team.

Road traffic was also disrupted in several areas after rainwater submerged highways and other roads.

Electric poles also uprooted in several areas of the city, resulting in hours-long suspension of electricity supply.


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