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Monsoon rain hits Karachi, disrupts power supply

  • Traffic snarled up on major arteries of the city as water began to stand on the streets
17 Jul 2020

(Karachi) The metropolis received rainfall on Friday as part of the monsoon downpour predicted by Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD).

As per details, rain hit Karachi’s Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulistan-e-Johar, Clifton, Malir, Shah Faisal, Clifton, Defence, Nazimabad, Federal B Area and other vicinities.

Though mercury had soared past 41 degrees Celsius earlier in the day due to a lull in southwestern winds, the thunderstorm brought the temperature down.

Power supply to many areas disrupted after the rains lashed the city. K-Electrtic failed to maintain uninterrupted power supply to the city as many feeders tripped with first drops of rain. Meanwhile, traffic snarled up on major arteries of the city as water began to stand on the streets, turning short commutes into an ordeal of hours. Ambulances too could be seen trapped in the bumper-to-bumper queues.

Gridlocks quickly emerged at Sharae Faisal, Tipu Sultan Road, Karsaz, Tower, II Chundrigar Road among other areas.

Meanwhile, the met office has predicted that this year 10 percent more rains are expected in Sindh as compared to previous year. It also warned of floodings in the province.