Heavy monsoon rains lash Pakistan

Mansoon rains lashed out at Pakistan, slowing down daily life

Monsoon rains lashed out at Pakistan, slowing down daily life

By Nasir Aijaz
The AsiaN Correspondent

Islamabad: Heavy monsoon rains on Monday lashed most parts of Pakistan, especially Sindh and Balochistan provinces and some southern areas of Punjab province. The downpour started in the wee hours and continued until sunset.

The southern coastal districts of Sindh province were severely affected as the rainwater flooded the low-lying towns. Life was paralyzed in affected towns.

In certain towns, the rains started on Sunday, and according to the Meteorological Department, Hyderabad, the second largest city of Sindh, received the highest levels of rain with 188mm while Karachi, the provincial capital, received 60mm rain and another coastal district Thatta received 179mm.

The desert areas bordering India also received widespread rains.


The electric supply went off with the first drops of rain in almost all the towns of Sindh and according to the latest reports, the power supply could not be restored in most areas, including Karachi.

In Karachi, two persons, including one child, died in rain-related incidents. One report said that “at least nine people, including two minors, lost their lives due to electrocution.”

The Met office has predicted more rains on Tuesday and Wednesday.



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