Pakistan Rain Death toll People are suffering due to heavy rain in Pakistan. Monsoon rains have created a flood-like situation. Due to which normal life has been disturbed. And many people have lost their lives.
ISLAMABAD, AGENCY. Rain continues to wreak havoc in Balochistan. Heavy rains have created a flood-like situation. The rain has killed 62 people, including 24 children, and affected hundreds of people in the region. At least 48 people were injured while more than 670 houses collapsed in various accidents in Balochistan province due to heavy rains. Due to the rain, the life of the common people has become miserable.
Pakistan’s Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) said the deaths occurred in Bolan, Quetta, Jhob, Dakki, Khujdar, Kohlu, Kech, Mastung, Harnai, Qila Saifullah and Sibi, ARY News reported. According to the report, due to the recent monsoon rains, the water level of Hub Dam has increased to 334 feet, while the capacity is 339 feet.
Karachi received heavy rains on Monday in Korangi, Sadar, Nipa Chowringhee, People’s Chowringhee, Super Highway and other parts of the city.
Many people died due to electrocution
Parts of the city were inundated after heavy rains, further exposing tall claims by provincial officials, who had imposed a rain emergency to deal with the situation. Due to the heavy rains, five persons were electrocuted in the Shoe Bazar area of Garden, while another person died of electrocution in Bilal Colony area of Korangi.
Traffic disrupted due to heavy rain
Several roads in the city were flooded and closed for traffic. Traffic was severely affected due to water logging, while water intensified on Korangi Causeway Road after overnight rains, police officials said.
According to the Met Office, during the last 24 hours, PAF Base Masroor received the highest rainfall of 119.5 mm, followed by Defense Phase II at 106.6 mm, Orangi Town 56.2 mm, Qaidabad 56 mm, Old Airport 49.8 mm. Gulshan-e-Hadid recorded 46.5 mm, Nazimabad 31.8 mm, Jinnah Terminal 29.6 mm, Surjani Town 14.4 mm and University Road 14.8 mm.
Heavy rain forecast in Karachi and Sindh from July 14
The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted widespread rain in Karachi and other parts of Sindh from July 14. According to the report of ARY News, as per the advisory of PMD, from July 14, there will be heavy rain in Pakistan, which is likely to spread gradually over Central and Upper Sindh.
Chief Meteorologist Sardar Sarfaraz said in a statement that the system of heavy rain is presently present over East India and will enter Pakistan from Rajasthan on July 14. The PMD chief said that Karachi would receive widespread rain by July 18 or 19.
Meanwhile, the Shahbaz Sharif government has blamed its predecessor Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) for the energy crunch.