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Fourth monsoon spell entered Karachi as road filled with water

Fourth monsoon spell entered Karachi as road filled with water
August 7, 2020
KARACHI (92 News) - The fourth monsoon spell entered Karachi on Friday as the whole city experienced rainfall with scattered thunder and lightning. According to the details, the Met Department in Sindh has reported 94mm of rainfall at Karachi's PAF Base Faisal.  Heavy rain has inundated most of Karachi's roads and streets, but it seems to have affected some areas more than the others. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department, the PAF Base Faisal witnessed most of the downpour and recorded 56 millimetres of rain, followed by Saddar and Surjani Town that reported 46mm and 42.5mm. On Friday morning, the entire Burns Road was inundated with sewage water. The water even entered a few shops. Many rickshaws were seen stationed at the corner of the road after rainwater entered their engines and the vehicles weren't able to start. However, downpours is expected till Saturday. On the other hand, The Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) has completed 95 per cent of its cleaning work of main sewerage drains of Karachi on the fourth day of its clearance campaign. It is pertinent to mention here that the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) was tasked to clean the sewerage drains in Karachi by Prime Minister Imran Khan. According to NDMA spokesperson, FWO has completed 95 per cent clearance work at three biggest sewerage drains of Karachi, Gujjar Nullah, Korangi and Muwachh Goth Nullahs. “The cleaning work of these sewerage drains will be completed by this evening,” the spokesperson added. “The FWO has cleared Gujjar nullah, 95 percent, Korangi nullah, 100 percent and 90 percent of Muwachh Goth till now,” according to the spokesperson.