In different parts of Pakistan, including the financial capital Karachi, torrential rains for the fifth night in a row have led to further floods in cities and villages, killing at least 36 people.
About 76 cmcm (in 30 inches) of rain has fallen in Karachi since Sunday, when monsoon rains badly affected the city, forcing authorities to use boats to evacuate people stranded in flood-ravaged streets. Had to
Twenty people were killed in rain-related incidents in Karachi and 16 in overnight torrential rains in northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, according to government officials.
Falling power lines have caused widespread power outages, disrupting the lives of the city’s 15 million residents. Some workers were staying in their offices while others spent the night in open areas because of the city’s In many parts there was no public transport to get home.
Hundreds of vehicles were dragged on the roads by the powerful flood waters.
Eight people were killed when a wall collapsed in a residential area. The victims included children who were playing at the time. Other deaths have also been reported in different parts of Karachi in the last 24 hours, bringing the death toll from rain-related incidents to more than 40 in recent weeks.
At least 136 people have been killed in rain-related incidents in Pakistan, and many residents are angry with authorities for not cooperating significantly.
Monsoon rains are pushing Pakistan at a time when authorities are trying to contain the spread of the coronavirus, which has killed more than 6,283 people since February, when the country first recorded its first case. Presented. Nine more people have been reported killed in Pakistan since Friday, January 19.
Every year, many Pakistani cities struggle to cope with the annual monsoon floods, and are criticized for poor planning. The monsoon season runs from July to September.
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