6killed in Karachi rains

Rain in Karachi claims six lives in different incidents
KARACHI (Web desk) – Heavy intermittent spells of rain have been continuing since last night in Karachi, and six persons have so far lost their lives in different incidents, Dunya News reported on Thursday.

Although the threat of storm has been ruled out, still locals are facing a lot of difficulties due to negligence of administration as streets are inundated with water.

The 2km area between Nagin Chowrangi and Power House Chowrangi is flooded with rainwater, and situation seems out of control as the management has disappeared despite the declaration of emergency.

There is no system of drainage, water pipelines are broken and garbage is floating on the streets. The incoming and outgoing ways have been closed for traffic in Surjani Town.

Due to showers, several grid stations have tripped, and many areas including Malir, Korangi, Nazimabad, North Karachi, Surjani Town, P.E.C.H. Society, Gurumandir, Model Colony, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Sohrab Goth and Gulberg are deprived of electricity. Holiday has been declared in the schools.

Earlier, a wave of fear spread among Karachiites when they were informed about possibility of sea storm, but the Met Office shunned the news terming it a rumor, and predicted that only rains will continue.

It is also raining in Hyderabad, and low-lying areas have been flooded with water. On the other hand, people are celebrating rain in Tharparkar as their ponds are filled with water.