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Torrential rains claimed lives of 80 people in Sindh, reveals CM Murad

  • Chief minister says 47 people died in Karachi during recent monsoon spell
Published August 28, 2020

(Karachi) Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has said that 80 people died across the province, including 47 in Karachi in rain-related incidents during current spell of monsoon downpour.

Addressing a press briefing in Karachi on Friday, the CM said that 17 people died in Karachi during Thursday's rainfall. He added the Sindh government is trying to compensate the damage to lives and properties of the citizens and for this, it is seeking support from the federal government.

Murad maintained record torrential rains left a trail of destruction as the city received 604 millimeters of rainfall. He pointed out the government and district administration are making all-out efforts to clear streets and bring life back to normal.

Regarding appointment of administrator in Karachi, the chief minister mentioned that the Sindh government could hold discussions on the matter with federal government.

During the recent monsoon spell, Karachi received record breaking rains that crippled life and brought widespread destruction. Several people lost their lives in rain-related incidents while waist-deep rainwater inundated almost all streets and thoroughfares.

Citizens were left helpless as the provincial government failed to take effective measures to counter the terrifying situation. Citizens had to bear the brunt as there was no power in many city areas for more than 12 hours.

Meanwhile, the Meteorological Department has warned that the city will receive heavy rains with thunder, lightning and gusty winds from August 29 to 31.

In its new advisory, the Met office said a new monsoon spell will enter the city on August 29 (Saturday) which will bring more rains. It stated that the next spell of monsoon system will continue till August 31 (Monday).

It said that the under the influence of the new weather system, the situation in the metropolis could further aggravate existing urban flooding and water-logging.

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