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Heavy Rainfall in Karachi and Sindh Wreaks Havoc

Frequent moderate to heavy rainfall in Karachi and surrounding areas this week has left much of Sindh inundated. With most of the province and its capital underwater, K-Electric issued a warning with the following statement for Karachi, “The unsafe use of electrical equipment in stagnant, or rainwater can cause accidents, illegal power connections are also deadly,” meanwhile major parts of the city experienced power outages. A K-E Spokesperson also urged the citizens to keep safe distance from ‘broken wires, electric poles and pole-mounted transformers (PMT).’

heavy rainfall in karachiHeavy Rainfall in Karachi Floods Roads

Throughout the province the rain showed no signs of abating as the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) warned about urban flooding with a prediction of moderate to heavy rainfall on Tuesday. The unending rain caused a slew of problems for the citizens of Sindh as well as causing five deaths across the province with many more injured. The Sindh CM Syed Murad Ali Shah issued a rain emergency as he toured several areas adversely affected by the heavy rainfall in Karachi such as Malir, Shahrah-e-Faisal and Karachi Airport to express that he was ‘with the people’ in such hard times.

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