KARACHI: Three people were killed in rain related incidents after heavy rainfall sunk part of the metropolis including Defense, ruining Eid-ul-Azha of the residents.
According to details, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has forecast light to moderate showers in the city throughout the day as humidity reaches 90 percent.
Meanwhile, rescue officials said that three people died of electrocution while one side of a two-story building collapsed; however, rescue teams managed to save the people.
Several main roads and streets were completely flooded and Abdullah Shah Ghazi, KPT and Submarine underpasses were closed for the traffic.
Most areas of Defense and Clifton are inundated with almost waist-high water in some areas similar other areas are reporting a similar situation.
Highways leading out of the city were also inundated due to excessive rainfall. The Karachi – Hyderabad track of the highway was closed due to flooding.
Heavy rainfall has once again exposed the city’s drainage system and the Sindh government’s claims regarding its rain emergency plans.
The port city received high amounts of rainfall with PAF Base Masroor recording the highest rainfall of 119.5mm. DHA Phase-II received 106mm of rain while 76mm was recorded in Quaidabad. 65 mm at PAF Base Faisal, 56mm in Orangi Town, 49mm at Old Terminal, 46mm in Gulshan-e-Hadeed and 29mm at Jinnah Terminal.