Citizens of Karachi on Wednesday reported a weird smell in the air. The metropolis was engulfed by a strange smell and many on social media were confused and wondered where the smell originated from.
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What is this strange smell in Karachi's air? :/— Esha. (@GirlHasNoHandle) May 31, 2017
So right now in the metropolitan city, the smell of some filth is spreading.— HowdyKarachi_ 🔴 (@AxpheyKahn) May 31, 2017
REASON: Not yet known
Many found humour in the situation:
Lots of people complaining about some smell in Karachi. It must be really terrible since they actually noticed it. Usually they're immune.— Puffin Man (@junaidakram83) May 31, 2017
Thought there was a dead animal in the house. Then i could smell it outside. #karachi are you playing mind games with me? Wtf is this smell?— Reem (@Misstterious) May 31, 2017
And some had their own explanations:
I think secret agencies are experimenting something in Karachi. The smell in the air is annoying. Literally smells like shit.— Arsal (@arsaljafri) May 31, 2017
The smell in Karachi rn is caused by the lit memes 🔥🔥— Moochar (@AsliBinLaden) May 31, 2017
That Rotten Smell all over Karachi was a Biochemical Attack— Zain H. Baloch 🇵🇰 (@ZainHabibullah1) May 31, 2017
But some people couldn't smell anything (strange!):
In Karachi, but no smell here. Which areas r under attack? :p— Kashif Azeem (@kashifazeempk) May 31, 2017
What smell is everyone talking about????? I dont smell anything #Karachi— خان FreePalestine 🇵🇸# (@KaliDaal) May 31, 2017
A Facebook page, named Weather Updates PK, claimed the smell was due to the easterly wind shift. The Somalian currents are very strong over the Arabian Sea and due to the presence of low-level circulation (LLC) off the coast of Karachi. As the wind reached towards the upper air levels, the city experience the weird smell. The Express Tribune could not independently verify the claims.
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