WEATHER UPDATE: The overnight heavy rains and cloudburst in Islamabad has caused massive urban flooding in different areas, especially in sector E-11, which caused the death of a child and his mother.
According to the police officials, the two causalities took place at a house in sector E-11/2 after flood water entered the basement of the premises at night and drowned the mother and her child.
The officials said that the severe urban flooding in sector E-11 was due to poor management of private housing schemes, adding that no equipment was available to deal with such a situation.
“Cloudburst in Islamabad has caused flooding in various areas. Teams are clearing nullahs/roads. Hopefully we will be able to clear everything in an hour.” said Islamabad Deputy Commissioner this morning on Twitter.
Cloudburst in Islamabad has caused flooding in various areas. Teams are clearing nullahs/roads. Hopefully we will be able to clear everything in an hour. Everyone is requested to plz cooperate and restricted unnecessary movement for next 2 hours.
— Office of Deputy Commissioner Islamabad (@dcislamabad) July 28, 2021
The twin-cities received the highest amount of rainfall this monsoon season. “Islamabad and surrounding areas received heavy downpour of monsoon rainfall during the morning hours from 0500 PST till 0630 PST.” said Pakistan Meteorological Department on Twitter.
The army troops were called in to assist the civil administration in rescue and relief efforts.
Netizens have been uploading videos on social media from Islamabad, especially sector E-11 and D-12 showing the impact of the heavy rain and cloudburst, which resulted in the flash flooding. In the videos, we can see the roads which have been destroyed as well as cars floating on water.