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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Heavy rain in Karachi, more forecast for Sindh

Many roads and streets in the city went inundated as heavy rains lashed Karachi on Sunday afternoon, creating traffic jams and widespread power outages in various areas.

The Met office has predicted more rains in Sindh today evening. It said Sindh received extra 180 millimeter rains during present monsoon season.

Kashmir, Punjab, Sindh, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and parts of Balochistan are likely to receive more downpours in next 24 hours.

Thatta, Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas, Tharparkar and other parts of lower Sindh are expected to receive heavy rain coupled with gusty winds today.

Thundershowers also sent the low-laying areas of the city in knee-deep rainwater. A number of roads including M.A Jinnah Road, Sharah-e-Faisal and Main University Road, Kharadar, Landhi, also went inundated, creating problems for motorists.

Areas near flyovers and underpasses were also badly affected, where the municipal administration deployed workforce and machinery to pump out the accumulated rainwater.

At least 10 people died of electrocution on Saturday in different areas of Karachi. Several injured bikers were rushed to different hospitals, as dozens of motorcycles skidded on slippery roads in different areas.

A number of areas in the city faced power outages with the first drop of rain. However, the pace of rectifying electricity faults remained painfully slow.

Hundreds of thousands of Karachiites — pedestrians as well as those in vehicles — remained stranded on flooded roads and markets for hours on Saturday after a spell of heavy monsoon rains — almost two inches in two hours — battered the metropolis in the afternoon.

Naeem Shah, the city’s chief meteorologist, forecast a spell of heavy rain, spread over three days beginning Sunday, across lower Sindh. He said another strong monsoon weather system, currently lying over central India. was heading towards Sindh.

He said that under the influence of this strong weather system, more widespread heavy to very heavy rains and thundershowers, accompanied by gusty winds, were expected in Badin.

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