30 people killed in Karachi floods

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Published: August 29,2020 09:18 AM
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August 29, 2020: At least 19 people have been killed in various rain-related incidents in Karachi. However, the overall toll due to the monsoon stood at 30.

August 29, 2020: At least 19 people have been killed in various rain-related incidents in Karachi. However, the overall toll due to the monsoon stood at 30. According to Dawn, meteorological officials state that the rainfall in August has have broken an 89-year-old record with 484mm of rainfall over the last month.





The meteorological department further said Karachi has received 223.5 mm of rainfall in just 12 hours on Thursday alone, making it the highest amount of rain recorded in the city. Due to the floods, a 30-year-old man was electrocuted to death in Landhi area, Edhi services informed. Pakistan Navy had also recovered the body of two persons from Shah Faisal Town and Korangi Crossing areas.





However, the Navy had also rescued 55 people trapped in the areas of Malir and Korangi Crossing while 20 families were stranded in Sammoo Goth were also evacuated. Dawn further reported that an army flood emergency control centre was established in Karachi while the medical camp was set up in the district centre of Gulberg, Liaqatabad and New Karachi for giving medical care, said the Inter-Services Public Relations.





However, the recently inaugurated Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project in Peshawar city of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province is facing criticism by the people after the stations got flooded and witnessed water leakages during heavy rains.


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