Karachi: Six die in rain-related incidents

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KARACHI: Sunday’s heavy but brief rain spell in Karachi left at least six people dead, submerging low-lying areas of the metropolis.

According to Met Office, the city received heavy to light showers this morning, adding that the intermittent rain will continue till tomorrow.

Police and rescue officials said at least six people died in rain-related incidents.

A man was electrocuted in Clifton, another in New Karachi area, and the third one in Gulshan-e-Maimar.

A man was killed when roof of his house caved in at Manghopir area. Another person was killed in a similar incident in Civil Line area.

A minor girl drowned in Orangi Town.

Fresh spell of countrywide rain continued for the third day on Sunday, with Met Office predicting more monsoon downpour for Monday.

Other cities of Sindh, including Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas, Sukkur and Dadu, also experienced moderate rain and thundershowers.

According to K-Electric Spokesman, 180 Feeders tripped in Karachi during heavy rain today and work will be started to restore Feeders as soon as rain is stopped.

In the last 24 hours, according to Met Office, rain-thunderstorm occurred at scattered places in Punjab, Islamabad, Malakand, Hazara, Karachi divisions and Kashmir while at isolated places of Kohat, Hyderabad, Mirpur Khas divisions and Gilgit-Baltistan.

Temperature of some major cities recorded on Sunday morning:

Islamabad 21 degree centigrade, Lahore 25, Karachi 28, Peshawar 24, Quetta 20, Gilgit and Murree 17 and Muzaffarabad 18 degree centigrade.

Synoptic Situation:

A westerly wave also persists over upper parts of the country. Under the influence of these meteorological conditions weather will remain as follows:

Next 24 hrs:

Rain-thundershowers with isolated heavyfalls is expected at a number of places in Punjab, Islamabad, KP, Sindh and Kashmir, while at scattered places in FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and Balochistan. Heavy downpour may trigger flash flooding and landslides in the vulnerable areas of Punjab, Balochistan, KP, GB & Kashmir.

Next 48 hrs:

Rain-thundershowers  with isolated heavyfalls is expected at a number of places in Punjab, Islamabad, KP, Sindh and Kashmir, while at scattered places in  FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and Balochistan. Heavy downpour may trigger flash flooding and landslides in the vulnerable areas of Punjab, Balochistan, KP, GB & Kashmir.

Rainfall (mm):

Punjab: Lahore (A/P 120, City 59, Gulberg 56, Johar Town, Misri shah, Shahi Qilla 40, Allama Iqbal Town 28), Murree 94, Islamabad  (Z.P. 84,  Saidpur 80, Golra 43, Bokra 22),  Mangla 51, Sahiwal 31, Rawalpindi (Shamsabad 30, Chaklala 08), Okara 30, T.T. Singh 26, Bahawalnagar 25, Kasur 20, Jhelum 19, Jhang 17, M.B.Din 13, Multan 03, Chakwal, Khanpur 02, Joharabad, Sialkot A/P, Kamra 01, Sindh: Karachi (Airport 54, University road 34, Landhi 26, M.O.S. 23, North Karachi 13, Shahra-e-Faisal 10, North Nazimabad, Gulshan Hadid 05, Kimari 02), Chachro 24, Chhor, Diplo 10, Moenjodaro 03, Islamkot 02. KP: Malamjabba 40, Pattan, Balakot 24, Kohat 22, Kakul 11, Dir 05, Saidu Sharif 04, Kalam 02, Mirkhani, Drosh 01. Kashmir: Muzaffarabad 16, Kotli 11, Rawalakot, Garhi dupatta 10, Gilgit-Baltistan: Astore 09, Bagrote 03, Gilgit, Gupis 01

Today’s Highest Maximum Temperatures: Turbat 46°C, Sibbi 42°C, Sh. Benazirabad, Nokkundi, Lasbela 41°C.

 

 

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