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Met Office forecasts more rain in Karachi

The ongoing spell will start to subside after 24 hours

SAMAA | - Posted: Jul 30, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago
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Posted: Jul 30, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago

The Pakistan Meteorological Department said on Tuesday that more rains could lash Karachi as monsoon downpours triggered flash floods in many areas of the megapolis.

Speaking to SAMAA TV, PMD Director General Mohammad Riaz said the ongoing monsoon spell in the country will start to subside after 24 hours.

He said the rain system that entered Sindh had its centre in the Arabian Sea and the rains have been caused by the low air pressure in the sea.

“Although the current rain system will start to abate after the next 24 hours, another rain system could enter the city any time,” Riaz said.

Karachi received heavy monsoon rains on Monday and Tuesday. The hours-long downpours triggered urban flooding in many parts of the city.

Related: Heavy monsoon rains continue to batter Karachi

At least 14 people, including minors, have been killed in rain-related incidents across the city in the last 24 hours. Power supply to a large number of areas also remained suspended.

A four-kilometre section of the M9 motorway that connects Karachi to Hyderabad has also been closed for traffic. According to the motorway authorities, only one side of the motorway is currently being used, with traffic being diverted to Saadi Town.

The ongoing spell also wreaked havoc in Hyderabad, Nawabshah and Thatta along with other cities of Sindh as rainwater entered many houses and power supply was suspended for hours.

Water stored in the Lath Dam, situated on the city’s suburbs, has started to overflow and has ended up inundating three goths in Gadap Town. The floodwater was now heading towards Saadi Town.

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  1. ANOTHER MINION  July 31, 2019 12:06 pm/ Reply

    SOMETIMES I WONDER IF THE SINDH ADMINISTRATION AND PARTICULARLY THE KARACHI CITY ADMIN HAVE ANY CONSCIENCE OR SPINE…. I MEAN LOOK AT LAHORE AND COMPARE THE SHODDY PUBLIC SYSTEM AND CONSTRUCTION WORK IN KARACHI… SHAME SHAME. I MEAN DONT THESE PEOPLE HAVE ANY SELF RESPECT OR PRIDE, FORGET SENSE OF MORAL OR SCRUPLES OR PRNCIPLES BECAUSE FROM PPP LEADERSHIP FRANKLY THAT IS NOT TO BE EXPECTED… IN FACT UNTHINKABLE, FOR THEY ARE JUST A BUNCH OF HOODLUMS EACH WITH ITS OWN BAND OF HOOLIGANS OUT TO SCRAPE THE PUBLIC FUNDS FOR THEIR AYYASHI… THEIR FAMILIES GO ON JAUNTS AT FUNDS MEANT FOR DEVELOPMENT WORK…. THEY FEED ON HARAAM AND THEN THEY TAKE THIS MORAL HIGH GROUND ON TV CHANNELS… AND TALK ABOUT VICTIMISATION…. HAHHA…. AT LEAST IF PML N TOOK BACK HOME BILLIONS THEY LEFT SOME TRACES BEHIND,,, HERE NO TRACE
    IN PUNJAB AND BEYOND THEY REFER TO KARACHI AS KUCHRACHEE… AND RIGHTFULLY SO
    THEY SAID THEY WOULD CLEAR UP THE DRAINS BEFORE RAINS HIT… WE KNEW A WEEK IN ADVANCE THAT MONSOON RAINS WOULD BE HEAVY THIS YEAR AND GIVEN OUR HISTORY OF BREAKDOWNS & AFTERSHOCKS POST RAINS IN KARACHI, THERE WAS PLENTY OF TIME…. IN FACT IN THE FIRST PLACE THE DRAINS SHOULD ALWAYS BE CLEAR…. NOTED THEY CLEARED THE DRAINS BUT LEFT HUGE PILES OF DREDGED GARBAGE RIGHT NEXT TO THE DRAINS… WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? WELL ALL THE RUBBISH DREDGED OUR WILL RETURN BACK TO THE DRAINS INSTEAD OF ENDING UP INSIDE THE WALLS OF OUR CITY ADMINSITRATORS WHERE IT SHOULD BE CAUSE THEY ARE ANYWAYS FULL OF GARBAGE, MIGHT AS WELL LIVE WITH IT ALL AROUND THEM…
    THERE IS WATER ALL AROUND, SEWERAGE MIXED WITH RAINWATER, .SO MUCH FOR PPP GOVT’S CLAIMS FOR WORK DONE. THIS MUNICIPAL MINISTER IS NOT JUST A NINCOMPOOP PERFORMANCE WISE, HE EVEN LOOKS LIKE AN IDIOT, DONT CARE TO EVEN REMEMBER HIS NAME, I SEE A SPINELESS SHAMELESS GOON EVERYTIME HE COMES ON TV…
    I WONDER WHY YOU TV CHANNELS GIVE THEM ANY COVERAGE AT ALL…..
    SHAME THEM MAN, WE SHOULD ALL FOLLOW IN ALAMGIR KHAN’S FOOTSTEPS IF WE CAN TO FIX THEM……

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