Power outage hits Karachi after heavy rain

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KARACHI: Several areas of Karachi are facing power outage as at least 150  feeders of K-Electric (KE) tripped after the city received heavy rainfall, ARY News reported on Friday.

As per details, the electricity is suspended in Baldia Town, Surjani Town, Gulistan-e-Johar, Korangi, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulshan-e-Maymar, Liaquatabad, North Nazimabad and Nusrat Bhutto Colony.

The areas of Landhi, Gulshan-e-Hadid, Mauripur, Punjab Colony, and Manghopir are also deprived of electricity.

Several parts of Karachi on Friday received moderate to heavy rain as predicted by the Pakistan Meteorological Department.

The Met Office also issued statistics according to which the maximum amount of rainfall was recorded in PAF Base Faisal (14mm) followed by Keamari (13mm). Surjani Town received 12.5 mm of rain, Orangi Town 9.7mm, and DHA 9.5 mm.

The Met Office said that 7.9mm of rain was recorded in Gadap Town while PAF Base Masrur, Mauripur, and Quaidabad received 7.5 mm of rainfall each.

It added that 7 mm of rain was recorded at Gulshan Hadid and Old Airport, while Jinnah Terminal received 6.4mm, Korangi 6.3mm, Malir 6mm, and University Road 5.7 mm.

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