Karachi floods: Pakistan’s biggest city hit by record rain and heavy floods
Pakistan is seeing the worst rainfall since records began 89 years ago. The annual monsoon rain is particularly bad this year and the city of Karachi is largely underwater,
Roads have turned to rivers, houses have been destroyed and people had to flee to shelters.
Heavy rainfall continue to lash Pakistan’s financial hub Karachi on Thursday, inundating roads, paralysing business activities and leaving the city’s one of the poshest areas underwater. The havoc caused by torrential rain has flooded social media and netizens have been tagging government officials to raise concern. At least 18 people have died since Tuesday, when the showers first lashed Karachi.
Incessant rains for a week have killed more than 90 people in the country and damaged hundreds of homes across Pakistan, displacing people already reeling under corona- virus pandemic. The country’s national disaster management agencies have been working around the clock in rescue and relief operations.
( Source :BBC News)