Thunderstorm lashes Pakistan’s Sindh province


By Nasir Aijaz
AsiaN Correspondent

Islamabad: Another heavy spell of monsoon rains accompanied by thunder and dust storm lashed many areas of Sindh province of Pakistan. The rains are expected to continue until Friday.

In Karachi, the provincial capital, a young man died of electrocution while three minor brothers drowned in a rainwater pond. The power supply was disrupted soon after the rain started in southern districts of Sindh including Thar Desert bordering India.

The current rain system developed in the Bay of Bengal, said Karachi’s Met office. It entered the Sindh province in the second half of the day and is likely to stay for another day or two.

However, the situation largely remained normal unlike the previous rains when the downpour played havoc with the ill-maintained electricity and sewerage systems of the province.


The maximum rainfall, 32mm was recorded in Karachi. The rainfall intensified late in the night with thunderstorm and strong winds. Electric wires have fallen in different areas due to dust storm and strong winds, whose speed was recorded at 50 nautical miles per hour. The stormy weather damaged trees which led to disruption in power supply. Rainwater has accumulated in low-lying areas.

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