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Several civic issues surface after rain lashes Karachi for second day

KARACHI: Several civic issues have surfaced after rain continued to lash Karachi for the second day on Thursday, ARY News reported.

Water has accumulated on different main arteries and in several areas of the megapolis, while long-hour power outages have irked the citizens.

More than 80 electricity feeders got tripped as soon as rain started, plunging various areas into darkness. Due to improper drainage system, the staying water has damaged roads on many spots which resultantly disrupted traffic flow.

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Piles of garbage have also spread on roads which may most likely spread diseases in the neighborhood. Nullahs which could not be cleaned have been choked.

Though rain emergency has been imposed in the city, but the groundwork is seen nowhere.

All the relevant local government organizations including district municipal corporations and Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) have failed to cope with the situation.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department has predicted rain for another day in the metropolis.

The Met Department has also predicted rains and thunderstorms in Upper Punjab, Lower Sindh, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Eastern Balochistan and Kashmir regions in a weather advisory.

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Strong monsoon currents are penetrating in the country and likely to continue during next 24 hours, fresh weather forecast said. A westerly wave is also affecting upper parts of the county and may persist during next 24 hours.

The met department has predicted rain and thundershowers with strong gusty winds at a number of places in Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Lahore, Sargodha, Faisalabad divisions, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Hyderabad, Karachi, MirpurKhas and Shaheed Benazirabad divisions in lower and central Sindh, Islamabad, FATA and Kashmir, while at scattered places in south Punjab, upper Sindh, eastern Balochistan and Gilgit-Baltistan.

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