Red Zone turns into pool of water as heavy rain pounds Islamabad

By: News Desk
Published: 04:08 PM, 11 Aug, 2022
Red Zone turns into pool of water as heavy rain pounds Islamabad
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Just like other parts of the country, heavy monsoon rain, accompanied by strong winds, lashed twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad on Thursday morning turning not only low-lying areas of the cities into pools of water but also flooding main roads, creating lot of inconvenience for pedestrians and motorists alike, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The downpour resulted in the choking of sewerage lines in these cities, prompting the administration to send sanitary workers to open them.   

So intense was the rain that even the federal capital’s Red Zone was not safe from its effects and it was under knee-deep water till the filing of this report.  

Rawalpindi and Islamabad were not the only cities to have been lashed by heavy rain as several other cities in the upper and southern parts of the country received torrential rains.

Low-lying areas, streets and roads were completely flooded in northern Punjab cities of Dina, Pasroor, Mandi Bahauddin, Gujrat and cities of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

On the other hand, downpours were also reported from southern parts of Sindh, mostly coastal areas, which have been already under the impact of an active monsoon system. 

Meanwhile, the weather department predicted that it would rain cats and dogs in southern Punjab cities of Dera Ghazi Khan, Multan, Bahawalpur besides Sargodha and Mianwali and several Balochistan cities during the next 24 hours under the influence of a monsoon system which was over the Indian state of Rajasthan. 

It also predicted flooding in River Ravi and Ravi Chenab in Punjab.   

Reporter: Rozeena Ali