Korangi Causeway flooded after rain spell in Karachi

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Staff Reporter

Karachi

The rain woes for Karachi intensified on Monday when the Korangi Causeway flooded with rainwater. Traffic was suspended along Korangi Crossing and citizens were directed to use alternate routes including the Jam Sadiq bridge.
At least 40 milimetres of rainfall was recorded in the port city as an unpredictable spell of rain lashed various areas Sunday afternoon. Surjani Town, which was already submerged after the last two spells of monsoon rain, received about 40mm of rain.
Meanwhile, North Karachi received 38.3mm of rain, Nazimabad 18.5mm, Jinnah International Airport 16mm, Saddar 10mm, while around 7mm of rainfall was recorded at University Road.
The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) had forecast heavy to moderate showers for Monday as well. PMD Sindh’s Regional Director Shahid Abbas. Said that the Met Office was unable to detect rains in the city and its adjacent areas. “But now, we can say that more rain is coming to Karachi till this system dissipates from the region.”