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PAKISTAN-FLOODS

Local News Karachi , KARACHI

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Pakistan’s biggest city Karachi recovers from severe street flooding.

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Civic life inches to normalcy in Pakistan’s biggest city and commercial capital Karachi a day after torrent rains lashed the city causing street flooding and leaving at least 23 people dead.

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SHOTLIST: KARACHI, PAKISTAN (AUGUST 28, 2020) (VNA – ACCESS ALL)

  1. VARIOUS OF TRAFFIC ON DRIED UP STREET
  2. VARIOUS OF TRAFFIC PASSING THROUGH FLOODED STREET
  3. MNA PULLING MOTORCYCLE THROUGH RAIN WATER
  4. MEN WALKING THROUGH ANKLE DEEP WATER
  5. RICKSHAW DRIVING THROUGH FLOODED STREET
  6. MEN AND WOEMN STANDING IN KNEE DEEP WATER NEAR BUS
  7. MEN WALKING IN ALLEY WITH RAIN WATER AND GARBAGE, SOME CLEANING
  8. (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) LOCAL RESIDENT, MOHAMMAD DANIEL, SAYING: “Yesterday’s rain was really torrent. I have seen such a rain after 30 years. But the situation has improved quickly as compared to yesterday. Mostly water has been cleared though some water still standing on streets. But there is lot of improvement. Some people are happy, others are unhappy.”
  9. BOY CLEARING WATER FROM SHOP
  10. VARIOUS OF WORKERS TAKING OUT FUNITURE FROM SHOP WHERE RAIN WATER HAD ENTERED
  11. CHILDREN PLAYING IN RAIN WATER
  12. (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) LOCAL RESIDENT, MALIK TARIQ, SAYING: “I think better work is being done. Rangers and army have provided lot of support. The water has been cleared from the roads because of their help, otherwise we have never seen clearing of rain water so fast from the streets.”
  13. SUNKEN ROAD
  14. WATER FLOWING OVER SUNKEN ROAD
  15. AMBULANCES OUTSIDE OFFICE OF EDHI CHARITY
  16. FLOODED STREET
 

STORY: Civic life inched to normalcy on Friday (August 28) in Pakistan’s biggest city and commercial capital Karachi a day after torrent rains lashed the city causing street flooding and leaving at least 23 people dead.

The provincial government declared a public holiday on Friday to avoid residents to come out on street.

At least 23 people died in rain-related accident mostly from drowning and wall collapse.

On Friday (August 28), many roads were cleared of rain water, however some streets were still flooded.

“Yesterday’s rain was really torrent. I have seen such a rain after 30 years. But the situation has improved quickly as compared to yesterday. Mostly water has been cleared though some water still standing on streets. But there is lot of improvement. Some people are happy, others are unhappy,”said local resident, Mohammad Daniel.

Local resident Malik Tariq lauded army and Rangers who helped Sindh government in bringing the situation to normalcy quickly.

“I think better work is being done. Rangers and army have provided lot of support. The water has been cleared from the roads because of their help, otherwise we have never seen clearing of rain water so fast from the streets,”he said.

The army, in a press release, said they carried out dewatering at 9 locations and that Pakistan Army troops were busy shifting people to safer places. The cooked meal was being provided to affected people in various areas struck due to heavy rains.

“32 Medical camps established with civil administration in various areas including 3 Army Mobile hospital at Sarjani Town, Qayyumabad and Saadi Town,” the statement said.

56 relief camps have been established in coordination with civil administration to help stranded people.

The prolonged power failure in Karachi after heavy rains also badly affected the communication network in the city as mobile towers were out of service in many areas due to unavailability of fuel to power the generators.

Subscribers of multiple networks reported being unable to connect to cellular data and calling.

The city's only electricity supply utility, KE struggled to restore electricity to large parts of the city more than 20 hours after the first rain fell.

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