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Karachi witnesses heavy rain with lightning and thunder

Two killed by lightning strike, heavy showers expected Saturday too

SAMAA | - Posted: Aug 21, 2020 | Last Updated: 1 year ago
Posted: Aug 21, 2020 | Last Updated: 1 year ago

Don't put away your umbrellas just yet -- Karachi is set to witness another spell of monsoon rains. The city saw downpour in multiple areas on Friday afternoon.

Areas such as Landhi, Bin Qasim, Malir, Gulshan-e-Hadeed, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, North Nazimabad, Ancholi, II Chundrigar Road, DHA, and Federal B Area saw both heavy and light showers with thunder.

Two teenagers were killed after being struck by a bolt of lightning in Karachi’s Malir district. The incident occurred in Malir’s Memon Goth area, according to the police. The deceased were identified as Shahnawaz and Sultan. They both were aged 16.

According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department, heavy rain has been forecast in the city on Saturday, August 22, as well. "On Friday, between 20mm and 30mm of rain will be recorded while 40mm rain is expected on Saturday," it said.

Their claims, however, have been reported to be wrong as the highest rainfall was recorded in Surjani Town, at 170 mm, while 77mm was recorded in Gulshan-e-Hadeed, 85 mm in North Nazimabad and 88mm in North Karachi.

More rain is expected Friday night while the temperature will stay humid at 36 degrees.

The department said that rain is also expected in other parts of Sindh such as Hyderabad, Badin, Thatta, Mirpurkhas and Tharparkar.

Following the rain, electricity supply in multiple areas was suspended. Main roads such as the KDA Chowrangi, Five Star Chowrangi and Nagin Chowrangi have been flooded.

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