HYDERABAD, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 6th August, 2016) : The one and half hours long widespread 112 millimetres rain inundated the low lying areas of Hyderabad City, Latifabad and Qasimabad talukas of the district here on Saturday afternoon. The brisk downpour started around 1.45 p.m. and continued till 3.45 p.m. though brought the mercury down but submerged the low lying parts of numbers of the units of Latifabad, Hyderabad City and Qasimabad where the citizens experienced knee high water with entrance of rainwater in the houses.
According to reports, three to four feet rainwater accumulated in Latifabad Unit Nos: 10, 11 and 12 while the heavy showers also inundated Latifabad Unit Nos: 4, 6, 8, and 19, Hussainabad, Wehdat Colony, different localities of taluka Qasimabad including Nasim Nagar, Faraz Villas, Bhitai Twon, Gulistan-e-Sajjad, the areas of Hyderabad City including Pathan Colony, Sarfraz Colony, Dadan Shah Colony, Station Road, Koh Noor Chowk, Haider Chowk, Qazi Qayoum Chown, Makki Shah Road, Goods Naka, Faqir-jo-Pir, Affendi Town, Liaquat Colony, Ghammonabad, Tando Mir Mehmood, Phuleli and Paretabad.
Numbers of vehicles including cars, auto rickshaws and motorbikes stranded on roads following the accumulation of rainwater which later rescued the people of the areas. According to Met Office, the mercury which recorded before the start of heavy rains as 33.5 Celsius brought down to 27 Celsius with 92 percent humidity. No untoward incident was reported from any part of the district as a result of heavy downpour, the Police informed. The district administration has already declared rain emergency and called the municipal staff to dispose off the accumulated water in the low lying areas, however the workers facing difficulties due to power outage which occurred soon after the start of the showers. As a result of power closure, the pumping machines of Water and Sanitation Agency went in halt resulting flood like situation in low lying areas.