Karachi rain has wrecked havoc as citizens suffer from prolonged power outages and flooded streets throughout the metropolis while other districts of Sindh including Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin and Tando Allah Yar were also lashed by heavy rainfall..
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has declared a state of emergency in Sindh following heavy rain in Karachi and other parts of the province according to the government spokesperson Murtaza Wahab.
According to sources, K Electric has shut down power to major parts of Karachi due to severe flooding after the heavy rain. The power supply company also made a Tweet asking for opinions from general public whether they should let people die instead.
This is highly unacceptable behavior by K Electric and a pathetic Tweet during such a difficult time when people are not only being inconvenienced but losing their lives.
Some of the heaviest rain in Karachi has been recorded in Malir, Korangi, Landhi, Shah Faisal Colony, Gulshan-e-Hadeed, Saadi Town, Liaquatabad, Federal B. Area, North Karachi, Surjani Town and North Nazimabad.
There are severe traffic jams due to urban flooding with motorcyclist especially difficulties. Shah-e-Faisal is reportedly submerged under three feet of water and people were forced to abandon vehicles.
Read more: KARACHI RAIN: Traffic Update 25 August 2020.
In addition heavy rainfall in Karachi caused landsliding in Gulistan-e-Jauhar Block 3 leading to several cars being damaged according to reports while over 80 percent of residents in Surjani Town were forced to relocated to safer places with the help of boats made out of drums and wooden planks.
These are some of the videos being shared from Karachi residents on Twitter.
WEATHER UPDATE: Rain expected in Lahore, Islamabad, Rawalpindi.
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