Heavy downpours cause power outages across Sindh

29 Jun, 2017 10:46 am

KARACHI (92 News) – More than 400 feeders tripped in parts of Sindh including Karachi after a spell of pre-monsoon rains started in different parts of Pakistan as torrential downpour hit various cities of Punjab and Sindh.

The rains have made weather pleasant but have caused problems like power breakdowns and inundation of low lying areas.

Downpour blanket the entire city and inundated the low lying areas, however with the rain electricity started playing hide-and-seek and several areas faced power outage. More than 400 feeders have been tripped that caused the power outage in Korangi, Landhi, Ibarhim Haideri, Malir, Saddr and some other areas.

The power breakdown disrupted the daily activities of the residents of North Karachi, Nazimabad, Liaquatabad, Malir, and Federal-B Area, Saddar, Gurumandir, Malir and other adjacent areas to Karachi airport.

In a tragic turn of events, three Karachiites were killed in rain-related accidents.

Emergency

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has declared rain emergency in the province in the wake of yesterday’s downpour. He has directed the Irrigation and Local Bodies Departments to cancel the leaves of their employees.


Murad Ali Shah telephoned the Deputy Mayor of Karachi, Arshad Vohra, asking him to apprise about the requirements. He directed the divisional commissioners to coordinate and cooperate with the Local Bodies Department officials as well as those of the power utility services.

Earlier Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had directed National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and all provincial governments to take immediate precautionary measures in view of the ongoing pre-monsoon spell.

He said that adequate emergency preparedness measures be ensured throughout the country so as to contain any potential damage to the minimum. He also directed to keep the residents of vulnerable areas informed regarding emergency procedures and ensure timely evacuations, wherever needed.

 




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