At least four people died in rain related in incidents during heavy rains in Karachi. The rains have been continuing intermittently in different parts of Karachi, the country’s largest city, since last night, due to which several areas of the city were submerged in water, electrocuted and crushed under the wall, killing 4 people.
In a media briefing, Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said there was a severe spell of rain in various areas of District South, about 232mm — nine inches — within 15 hours. He highlighted the challenges that authorities faced when attempting to clear the flooded roads.
Rain water accumulated on many roads of the city including Qayyumabad Chowrangi, Arts Council Chowrangi, Supreme Court Registry, Zainab Market and MA Jinnah Road, which made traffic impossible, many vehicles and motorcycles were trapped.
Karachi Administrator Murtaza Wahab said the “quantum of rain has been 126mm in certain areas of Karachi in three hours”.
Water at the gates of both cardiology hospitals
Rainwater has accumulated at the gates of both heart hospitals in the city, making ambulances to pass.
Submarine underpasses and KPT underpasses in Clifton were closed.
Murtaza Wahab said that the nullahs and drains were taking water, but the process was slow. “The pumping stations are also working at a packed capacity. We are trying our best to address the situation. CM & his team are in the field,” he added.
3 killed in electrocution
Three people were killed in an electric shock at Garden Shoe Market and Korangi Bilal Colony.
One person was crushed to death under the wall
A man was killed when wall of his house collapsed in New Karachi Industrial Area.
After heavy rains, Malir River water entered Yar Muhammad Goth. Residents were forced to evacuate due to the floods.
The link road of Malir river has also been closed due to floods.
Rescue officials said several families trapped in settlements near the Lyari River have been evacuated.
Thadho Dam overflows
Residents of the area said that the Thadho Dam overflowed after the rains and the roads were closed due to the rapid flow of water.
Roads and streets of Wazir Goth in Sohrab Goth were flooded due to rains.
Residents of the area said that 3 to 4 feet of water is standing in the houses of Wazir Goth, the administration has not reached Wazir Goth yet.
The floodwaters receded on the M9 motorway
A torrential downpour hit the M-9 motorway, causing floodwaters to recede on a track from Karachi to Hyderabad.
The track from Hyderabad to Karachi is clear and two-way traffic is being run on it.