Moderate to heavy rains lash Karachi for second day

Moderate to heavy rains lashed various parts of Karachi on Saturday for the second consecutive day, inundating low-lying areas and causing logjams on main arteries.

Isolated rain and thunderstorms were reported in Nursery, Landhi, Malir, Saddar, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Orangi, Korangi, Gulshan-e-Hadeed, Bahadurabad, II Chundrigar Road, Nazimabad, Sharae Faisal, North Nazimabad, Clifton, and several other areas.

Various localities also experienced power outages.

“Moderate to heavy rainfall reported from across Karachi. Power supply of approximately 190 feeders has been interrupted. We are monitoring the situation and will keep updating this space. Citizens are requested to stay indoors and away from all electric infrastructure,” said metropolis’ power utility K-Electric in a statement.

According to the Met Department, there are little chances of light showers in the city during the next three days under the influence of the monsoon system that originated in the Bay of Bengal.

Karachi Administrator and Sindh government spokesperson Murtaza Wahab said in a tweet that he was on the road to inspect the situation of the city.

“Im out on the road to assess the situation of main roads. Im on the main road around old sabzi mandi right now. So far so good. Will keep u all posted,” he wrote.

A day earlier, at least one person was electrocuted to death and three people were injured as rain lashed the metropolis

A man was reportedly killed in Chapal Gali, Lighthouse area. Initial findings suggest the man was electrocuted to death after coming into contact with internal electrical wirings as he attempted to cut the wires.

Meanwhile, three people were wounded when a vehicle skidded on Sharae Faisal and smashed into another vehicle, which in turn collided with two others, said the police. The injured were shifted to a nearby hospital.

Commuters were stranded for hours on the city’s busiest thoroughfares as the downpour continued all day, varying in intensity at different intervals, and rainwater accumulated.

 




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