Sindh govt fails to drain out water as monsoon rain continues to hit Karachi

KARACHI (Dunya News) – The provincial government has failed to drain out water from low-lying areas as intermittent monsoon rain continues to lash Karachi on Thursday and containers started floating in rainwater on inundated roads in Sea Breeze area.

According to details, the downpour has been reported in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulshan-e-Johar, Federal B Area, Defence,PunjabColony, Delhi Colony, Hassan Square, Golimar, North Karachi, North Nazimabad and Chowrangi while University Road, Taroq Road, PECHS Society and Shaheed Millat Road have also received the monsoon shower.

Amid the current spell, several roads in Surjani Town, Yousaf Goth, Abdul Raheem Goth and Dada Bhai Town are still submerged in the water.

On the other hand, long queues of vehicles can be seen in Jam Sadiq and Qayyumabad due to closure of Korangi Crossing and Causeway whereas the flow of traffic has also got affected on MA Jinnah Road, Tibet Center and Shahrah-e-Faisal.

Meanwhile, lightning has claimed lives of three people and left six people wounded in Sindh‘s Qambar area. The victims have been shifted to hospital for medical assistance. 

Over 400 feeders of K-Electric also got tripped, plunging Malir, Korangi, Faisal Colony, Mahmoodabad, Manzoor Colony, Liaquatabad and Ashraf Colony into darkness.

The building of Sindh secretariat has also inundated with the rainwater while all the activities have been deferred at Pakistan Sports Board Karachi Center due to monsoon shower.

PMD forecasts more rains

Pakistan Metrological Department (PMD) has informed that strong monsoon currents will continue to penetrate in the country during the current week.

Rain/wind-thundershowers, with isolated heavy to very heavy falls, are expected in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Shaheed Benazirabad, Dadu, Tharparker, Nagarparker, Mirpurkhas, Islam Kot, Umar Kot, Sanghar, Sukkur and Larkana.

The downpour is also predicted in most districts of Islamabad, Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir.

Rainfall recorded in Sindh

Masroor Base 04mm, Landhi 15mm, Kemari 12.5 mm, Faisal Base 10.5mm, Gulshan-e-Hadeed 10mm, Jinnah Terminal 8.4mm, Surjani Town main 7mm, Old Airport 4.6mm, North Karachi 3.8mm, Nazimabad 3.2mm