ISLAMABAD: Heavy rainfall in Rawalpindi and Islamabad resulted in significant flooding of many areas in the twin cities, Express News reported on Tuesday.
Around 190mm of rain was recorded between 7:15 and 8:30am.
Access to Rawalpindi and Islamabad was cut off for some time as Faizabad Interchange filled up with water as did Nainta Avenue.
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The height of flooding in Nala Lai started off at 24 feet but rose to 25 feet later in the day. Water in Gowal Mandi went up to around 21 feet but reduced to less than 20 feet later. Javaid colony also recorded flooding of up to 10 feet.
Kataryan also experienced flooding of 24 feet.
People took refuge from the rainwater on their roofs in these areas.
The army, civil defense and rescue 1122 teams were actively involved in relief work, including evacuation and rescue operations. Despite their efforts, the twin cities have faced a lot of destruction and damage.
Evacuation efforts were made in low lying areas and areas hit hardest by the rain. Rainwater and sewage flooded houses in the Kartarpur, Arya and Sadiqabad areas.
More heavy rainfall has been predicted for Islamabad and Rawalpindi by the MET office.
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@Deepak An advice from another Indian, "Dhusman mare te khusi na kariye, sajna vi ek din mar jaana".
@To people of Pakistan My condolences to all who have been affected. However, what angers me is that whether its India or Pakistan, "Sarhad" or "Sailab", its always the poor who dies; never the Gandhis nor the Sharifs.
Thanks Deepak, this shows your mentality. This same mentality is with you Indians in all the matters. I wonder, why ssssooo many Indians are always visiting our news website and commenting even in our deepest of internal matters. I and most of Pakistanis never even thought of visiting Indian news pages let alone commenting like this with this negative mentality. You guys coming over to our news pages and trying to find matters which you can exploit and pollute with your insensible agenda is in itself a visible sign how much you desire to see an unstable Pakistan.
@ We Pakistanis: Remember, it is always the darkest before dawn.
I think all of us are civilized and educated than to talk like this about each other.
I wonder how and why this petty comments appear on the screen ! salutes to moderation team
Nala Lei has sewage Deepak and unlike India we don't drink or bathe in polluted water
@ Deepak "A Typical Indian"
@Deepak: I like how you cherish whenever you see we have a problem. We call it 'Choti Choti Khushyan' of our poor neighbours!
Heavy Rains, WATER is life and Allah provided this to Pakistan. In either case, let not politicians to take advantage of this Rehmat or KEHAAR e KHUDA.
Now no one in Pakistan will say India is stopping our water , Now drink as much as want .
Its 'Kartarpura', not 'Kartarpur'.