Heavy rain lashes out Karachi amid power outage, over 12 died

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KARACHI (ENNS) Over 12 persons were electrocuted and killed in rain-related incidents while various areas of Karachi were hit with power outages as heavy rain continued to lash parts of the metropolis and Sindh on Saturday night and Sunday.

According to the MET office, the most rainfall was recorded in Surjani Town with 150.6mm, followed by Gulshan-e-Hadeed with 149mm. At the airport, 126mm rainfall was recorded, while 117.5mm rainfall was recorded in Landhi.

The MET office further said they have recorded 110.7mm rain in the last 24 hours.

The intermittent spell would continue for the next 36 to 42 hours, the MET office had said in its weather advisory on Saturday.

The metropolis’s low-lying areas such as Landhi, Ilyas Goth, Ibrahim Haideri, Majid Colony UC 4, Shah Faisal, Malir, Scheme 33, Rehri Goth and Korangi, which were prone to urban flooding, were again inundated with reports of water accumulating around power installations and entering homes.
Trees fell down in different areas including Zamzama.

K-electric, which is out of reach on emergency phone numbers, in a series of tweets said they had temporarily suspended power to those areas which are in a state of urban flooding in the interest of public safety.

“Restoration efforts are also severely hampered because of the challenging conditions caused by the relentless rain and water-logging which is now posing a serious threat to electrical installations,” KE said.
Nonetheless many areas in country’s mega city were without power since last 24 hours.

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