Rain lashes parts of city

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The weather turned pleasant as parts of Karachi received heavy showers on Tuesday afternoon.Saddar, M.A. Jinnah Road, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, University Road, Site Area, Sher Shah, Landhi, Orangi, Baldia, Gulshan-e-Maymar, Port Qasim, Gulshan-e-Hadeed and other areas received showers.Yesterday, the Meteorological Department issued a forecast of cloudy weather with chances of rain/thunderstorm in the city on Tuesday (today).

The city could receive more rains till August 18 under an approaching new monsoon system though the persisting low-pressure area over the North Arabian Sea has become less intense.More monsoon rains could also lash Shaheed Benazirabad, Naushehro Feroze, Sukkur, Larkana, Ghotki, Kashmore, Shikarpur, Dadu, Jamshoro, Qambar Shahdadkot, Tharparkar, Umerkot, Mirpurkhas, Badin, Tando Muhammad Khan, Tando Allahyar, Hyderabad, Matiari, Thatta, Sujawal and Sanghar districts.

“The rain-thunderstorm activity is likely to become intense and widespread in all above-mentioned districts from August 16 to August 18,” said the forecast.Meanwhile at least one man was killed in Karachi on Tuesday as the metropolis received heavy to moderate rains, submerging several areas.

According to police surgeon Dr Summaiya Syed, Abid, 40, was electrocuted in Sector 4-D of Orangi Town. His body was moved to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities.

The downpour in Karachi, which continued for the second consecutive day this week, turned heavy mid-day. As of 2pm, the highest rainfall was recorded in Orangi Town (41.0mm), followed by Keamari (40mm), Saddar (30mm), PAF Masroor Base (20mm), and Nazimabad (15mm), the Met department said.

After the showers, severe traffic jams were reported on Sharae Faisal, Saddar, Clifton, University Road, I.I Chundrigar road, Safoora Chowk and others as roads were flooded with water.

Meanwhile, K-Electric spokesperson Imran Rana warned of a temporary interruption in the power supply due to the accumulation of water in low-lying areas. “K Electric staff is constantly monitoring the changing weather conditions and is on alert.” He added that people could call 118 in case of emergency complaints.

 

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