Emergency declared in twin cities due to heavy rains


ISLAMABAD : Authorities declared rain emergency in Rawalpindi and Islamabad as heavy rain lashed the twin cities and adjacent areas on Monday night.

Continuous downpour in different areas inundated roads and streets in the twin cities and commuters faced immense difficulties while trying to carry on with their routines.

Several areas in Rawalpindi such as Sadiqabad, Shamsabad, Committee Chowk and Javed Colony submerged in water. The rainwater also entered in the houses causing trouble for the residents.

According to Flood Control Unit, 202 milimetre of rain was recorded so far in the twin cities. Sources informed that water level in Nullah Lai has rose to 14 feet as a result Civil Defence, Rescue 1122, Wasa and other departments have been directed to remain alert.

Due to the heavy showers, a boundary wall of the old Benzair International Airport near the runway collapsed. According to officials, a major part of the security wall, which is estimated to be 15 feet high, had collapsed.


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