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Monday, 29 August 2016
Widesspread monsoon rains that where torrential in some cities lashed the plains of punjab and sindh on saturday augest 27, leaving three people, including two childrend,dead in karachi and injuring five members of a family in lahore.
Perennial problems like power breakdowns,innudation of streets and trafics jams accompanied the rain and expossed goverment claims of imprpving life in the country.
The spell of monsoon rains started in punjab on thursday. And flood forecasting bureau Director Ajmal shad said here that it would persist for another two days,mainly covering the plains of punjab and sindh where there could be isolated havy falls,especially in the next 24 hours
The rain in Karachi was accompanied by gusty winds. It was moderate by Met Office standards (54mm at the airport by 6:30pm), but was too much more for the port city's sewerage and traffic systems.
A 12-year-old child died in a house collapse while a 14-year-old drowned in a pool of rainwater in Karachi. A young man died from electrocution.
The haviest spell in lahore was experienced in the morning when nearly 99mm of rainfall was recorded at the airport in just one and a half hours.light rain continued to lash the city almost the entire day.
Dark clouds were covering the sky.
The met department recorded 120mm of rainfall at the airport till in the evening.