Torrential Rain in Karachi Causes Flooding, One Fatality, and Disruption of Services; Monsoon Expected to Continue

Heavy rainfall in Karachi leads to flooding, one fatality, and power outages; emergency measures activated. Monsoon rains expected across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab from July 10.
Torrential Rain in Karachi Causes Flooding, One Fatality, and Disruption of Services; Monsoon Expected to Continue

Torrential rain in Karachi has resulted in widespread flooding in low-lying areas, claiming one life and causing significant disruptions to daily life. Chief Meteorologist Sardar Sarfraz has indicated that intermittent rain will persist until morning, with heavier downpours anticipated in eastern Karachi as the rain system moves across the region.


One casualty occurred when a wall collapsed near Sarjani Sector 7A Tanki Stop, prompting immediate transfer of the body to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. In another incident, strong winds caused a signboard to fall in Gulshan Mimar, injuring one person who received prompt medical attention.


The aftermath of the rain saw electricity feeders tripping in multiple areas, leading to widespread power outages and compounding public inconvenience.


Emergency Measures Implemented:

Deputy Mayor Karachi Salman Abdullah Murad announced the activation of emergency protocols by Uzma Municipality to address rain-related challenges. Staff holidays have been canceled, and essential dewatering equipment has been deployed to critical locations such as roads and underpasses. Towns Chairmen have been instructed to play an active role during the ongoing weather conditions.


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Forecast:

The Meteorological Department has issued forecasts predicting rainfall across numerous districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, including Dir, Chitral, Swat, Kohistan, Malakand, Bajaur, Shangla, Bitgram, Buner, Kohat, Bajaur, Mohmand, Khyber, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Peshawar, Mardan, Charsadda, Hangu, Karam, Waziristan, Bannu, and Dera Ismail Khan. Precautionary measures have been advised due to anticipated intermittent rain until Monday, which may lead to landslides and traffic disruptions in mountainous areas.


Punjab Monsoon Outlook:

The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) has warned of monsoon rains accompanied by strong winds in most districts of Punjab from July 10 to 15. The DG PDMA directed local administrations to finalize preparations for potential urban flooding and ensure effective drainage from residential areas. Citizens are urged to comply with government directives during the monsoon period for their safety and well-being.


Key Points:

Casualty: One death due to a wall collapse, one injury from a fallen signboard

Electricity: Power outages due to tripped feeders post-rainfall

Emergency Measures: Uzma Municipality enacts protocols; staff cancelations, dewatering equipment deployment

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Rainfall predictions across multiple districts; caution advised for landslides and traffic issues

Punjab: Monsoon rains expected with strong winds; preparations urged by PDMA