KARACHI: Dozens of villages alongside the Malir River were inundated after the river began overflowing owing to heavy rains over Kirthar hills, ARY News reported.
The villages that were submerged by rainwater included Mula Essa Goth, Jam Goth, Old Thana village and Shafi Goth. Sources said that over 10,000 houses were submerged in these villages.
Hundreds of villagers have to move to safer places to avoid loss of their lives while some people took shelter on rooftops. Sources said that the people living along the Malir River were even not informed about the flood.
Earlier today, the Met Office had confirmed that the 36-year record of monsoon downpour was broken after the most amount of rainfall in Karachi’s PAF Faisal Base recorded up to 345 millimetres.
The 36-year record had been broken after a record 345 mm downpour in Karachi’s PAF Faisal Base in the month of August which was previously recorded up to 298.4 in 1984.
Moreover, the most amount of rainfall up to 272 mm had hit the Masroor Base in 2007, whereas, the August 2020’s downpour was recorded up to 228.5 mm so far and it is still accumulating.
In 1979, 262.5 mm rain had been recorded in MOS Old Airport while the recent downpour was 168.9 in the same area.
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