LAHORE – The Meteorological Office predicted heavy rainfall in Karachi on Sunday and Monday along with Hyderabad and Nawabshah.

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“Monsoon rains will continue in various places across the country and there is a warning of flash floods in Balochistan”, MET office has said in a statement.

A heavy downpour is also expected today (Sunday) in Islamabad, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Nawabshah and Hub while showers are forecast in Mirpurkhas, Hyderabad, Lahore, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi, FATA and Gilgit-Baltistan.

In Karachi, light rain which began Saturday evening will continue intermittently. The Met Office further predicted the rain spell to last until Monday. As a result of the downpour, electricity was cut off in several areas.

A spokesperson of K-Electric said 100 power feeders tripped due to the rain and several have been brought back online while work is under way to restore the rest.

A family of five is feared dead after their vehicle was swept away in the rain in Khuzdar, Balochistan.

Reports stated that a strong flash flood swept away a car on Tuesday. Locals and authorities were able to recover the bodies of two family members, while a search is under way to rescue the remaining persons.

Moreover, a bridge connecting the Quetta-Karachi National Highway has been swept away by the rain. As a result, traffic was suspended on the main route and hundreds of commuters were left stranded.-Online