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Intermittent rain continues on second day in Karachi

Intermittent rain continues on second day in Karachi
July 30, 2019
KARACHI (92 News) – First monsoon spell devastated Karachi as intermittent rain also continued in different areas on the second day. According to the reports, the traffic system blocked due to the heavy rain lashed in the metropolis. The rain has stopped in Karachi but the low-lying areas are still inundated and several parts of the metropolis are suffering power outages. The administration has failed to drain out rain water from Shahrah-e-Faisal, Gulistan-e-Johar, Shah Faisal Colony, University Road, Nazimabad and other areas as people continue to face trouble. Maximum rainfall was recorded in Surjani Town at 119 millimetres (mm). Loadshedding was conducted in Alnoor Society, Orangi Town and Landhi. At least nine persons were electrocuted to death in Lyari, Baldia Town, Qayyumabad and Agra Taj Colony. Due to flooding in Orangi Nullah water spilled out of the drain and entered in nearby houses. Dozens of houses in Pak Colony, Jumman Colony and Johar Colony affected with the water spill from drains. Liaquabad Underpass was filled with the rainwater and closed for the traffic due to the faulty drainage system of the underpass.
PMD predicts more rain in Karachi
The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted more Intermittent rain continues on second day in Karachi in Karachi, Hyderabad, and Thatta in next 24 hour. According to Met Office, strong monsoon currents from Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal are penetrating southern parts, while moderate monsoon currents are reaching upper and central parts of the country. The MET office has forecast heavy rain in the metropolis in today’s afternoon. Currently, the city’s temperature has been recorded at 26-degree centigrade. 86 per cent of the humidity is present in the air, which is blowing at the speed of six nautical miles per hour. The current monsoon system will remain in Karachi till Wednesday.
Educational institutions to remain closed across Sindh today
All educational institutions will remain closed today due to the first spell of monsoon across Sindh. According to the announcement of provincial education department, all the educational institutions including government and private will be remain closed today. It was also reported that the examinations scheduled to take place on Tuesday at Karachi, NED and Federal Urdu universities have been postponed and a new date will be announced later.
Ten die of electrocution as rain lashes Karachi
The incessant rain which initially started with light shower as early as 6am continued until the evening, with heavy downpour later in the day inundating several parts of Karachi. A day earlier, the first monsoon spell in Karachi has exposed the administration of provincial government as daily routine of citizens has been disrupted. According to the reports, accumulation of rainwater and caused traffic congestion in various parts of the city and the rains also disrupted power supply across Karachi.
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