Heavy rains kill at least 12 in Sindh

06:15 PM | 11 Aug, 2019
Heavy rains kill at least 12 in Sindh
KARACHI: At least 12 people died of electrocution and rain-related accidents after heavy rain hit parts of the port city and Sindh province today (Sunday).

The metropolis faced a serious situation due to uninterrupted torrential downpour which started on Saturday morning.

The rain has flooded Nazimabad, New Karachi, Sadar, Shahrah-e-Faisal, Airport, Gulistan-e-Johar, Malir, Sohrab Goth and Shah Faisal Colony whereas dozens of cars also broke down.

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

In PAF Masroor 110mm rainfall was recorded, while 121mm was recorded at Shahrah-e-Faisal in the last 24 hours. In Nazimabad 109.2mm rainfall was recorded while 110.2mmm was recorded in Gulistan-e-Jauhar.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister of Sindh (CM) visited various localities in the metropolis to monitor the post-rain situation.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted another spell of the monsoon rain in Karachi.