Rain continues in Karachi for the second consecutive day, 11 killed

Intermittent rains lashed parts of Karachi for the second consecutive day on Monday, killing 11 people.

Police Surgeon Dr Sumaiya Syed told don.com Five people died due to electrocution in different parts of the city.

Meanwhile, Malir SSP Irfan Bahadur said that a youth died after his bike was washed away in rain water in Malir. According to police, hospital and rescue officials, five others drowned in different parts of the metropolis.

The day before, at least three people had dead Lives paralyzed by electric shock as fresh spell of heavy rains lashed the city, prompting the government to declare a public holiday in Karachi and Hyderabad division today.

A rain emergency has also been imposed in the province.

The data released by the Provincial Disaster Management Authority showed that during the last 24 hours, the highest rainfall was recorded at PAF Masroor Base (200 mm), followed by Kemari (188 mm), Sadar (164 mm), Surjani Town ( 153 mm), was replaced by Gulshan-I. Hadid (154 mm), DHA Phase II (124 mm), Gadap Town (103 mm), Qaidabad (111 mm), and Nazimabad (106 mm).

Several areas of the city have also been submerged due to unseasonal rains and residential areas have been flooded.

Karachi Administrator Murtaza Wahab visited drains at Shaheen Complex and Sindh Assembly on Monday and said they were still flowing at full capacity.

’70 feeder off’

Meanwhile, a K-Electric (KE) spokesperson said that it is raining intermittently in the city and efforts will begin once the rains stop.

He said out of 1,900 feeders, 70 have been closed as a precaution.

He said that power supply has been restored after getting all-clears from field teams in Mahmudabad, Sarafa Bazar, Korangi Sector 10, Gulistan-e-Johar Block 10/11/12, KDA Employers Society and Fazia Housing Scheme.

He said that power supply has also been restored in several sectors of Ilyas Goth, Bismillah Colony, Madina Colony, Shah Faesal Town and Landhi.

He reiterated that power supply has been suspended in areas where rain water had accumulated in large quantities, adding that it would be restored once the water has receded. He called upon the consumers to be patient.

Separately, Karachi Traffic Police said Awan-e-Saddar, MA Jinnah Road, Haqqani Chowk, MR Kayani Road, Guru Mandir, Liaquatabad, Gharibabad, Shafiq Mor, Sohrab Goth, DHA, Teen Talwar, Clifton and Qaidabad were among them. . Areas that have been flooded.

‘Low pressure area persists’

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) said in the latest weather advisory issued today that the low pressure area is inducing strong Monsoon currents, which still remain over central and western Sindh, causing “widespread heavy rainfall” across the province. It’s raining”.

“system [is] There is a possibility of going to the coastal areas of Balochistan. Under its influence: Tharparkar, Umerkot, Mirpurkhas, Badin, Thatta, Sujawal, Tando Mohammad Khan, Tando Allahyar, Hyderabad, Matiyari, Sanghar, Nawabshah, Khairpur, Sukkur, Larkana, Jacobabad with some heavy rain to continue. is likely to. ., Dadu, Jamshoro, Shikarpur, Kambar Shahdadkot, Ghotki and Kashmore districts, and Karachi divisions till tomorrow/day onwards,” the department said.

It warned that heavy rainfall may cause urban flooding/waterlogging in low-lying areas of Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Sujawal, Badin, Tando Mohammad Khan, Nawabshah, Dadu, Jamshoro, Kambar-Shahdadkot districts.

“Incessant heavy rains over Khujdar, Lasbela, Hub and Kirthar ranges may create pressure on Hub Dam and cause flash floods in Dadu and Jamshoro districts and downstream,” the department said.

PM Shahbaz instructs departments to be alert

Meanwhile, a radio pakistan report good Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has directed all provincial governments and concerned departments to remain alert in view of heavy rains and floods across Pakistan, he said.

In a statement, he directed the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to extend full support to the provincial governments in ensuring the safety of life and property of the people living in low-lying areas.

In his message to the Sindh chief minister, the premier assured that the Center would provide all possible assistance to the province to overcome the difficult situation.

in a media briefing tomorrowSindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said he was sure that the current system of rain would not cause any serious problems as “almost all drains, small and big, including those along the main arteries of the city, have been cleared.” Is. “.

He assured the people of the city that he was doing everything possible to get the rain water out in the shortest possible time.

“It has been raining since 5 am, but our concerned officials and top bureaucracy, along with ministers, are on the roads to ensure proper disposal of rain water,” the CM said.

The monsoon season in Pakistan this year has wreaked havoc in Sindh and Balochistan. Earlier, Climate Change Minister Sherry Rahman said that it rained in the provinces Broken 30 year record.