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Rain wreaks havoc in Sindh

The current spell will continue till July 26, top meteorologist Sardar Sarfaraz says




Rain wreaks havoc in Sindh
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Karachi: The second spell of torrential monsoon rains wreaked havoc in the port city, flooding the residential and commercial areas, killing and injuring people, damaging properties and disrupting the power and telecommunication system.

As heavy monsoon rains continue, Sindh Government has declared July 25 (Monday) as public holiday in Karachi and Hyderabad Divisions.

According to details, due to heavy rainfall, which is expected to continue today, all government offices will remain closed in both Karachi and Hyderabad Divisions.

Sources said that the private sector has also been requested to close their offices as continuous rainfall had badly affected normal life in Karachi and Hyderabad divisions.

Meanwhile, Karachi University (KU) exam scheduled for July 25 have been postponed while Sindh Assembly session has been shifted to a later date. Flight operation to and from Karachi is also affected due to the heavy rains.

Sources said that the private sector has also been requested to close their offices.

Meanwhile Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) released statistics of rainfall in different parts of Karachi which recorded the heaviest rainfall measuring 201mm in Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Base Masroor.

On the other hand, low lying areas of the port city were inundated increasing problems for the residents. Rainwater entered houses near Baldia Old Stop and people were shifted to safe placed through boats.