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Massive damage after cloudburst hits Islamabad

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Three days of heavy rainfall in northern Pakistan caused severe flash flooding in parts of the capital Islamabad and surrounding areas on July 28, 2021, leaving at least 2 people dead. The heaviest rains fell from 05:00 to 06:30 PST.

In just a few hours, Saidpur village, located just north of the capital, recorded 123 mm (4.84 inches) of rainfall, while Golra Sharif in the Islamabad Capital Territory next to the E-11 sector received 103 mm (4.05 inches).

Police said 2 members of the same family died after their basement in sector E11/2 was flooded.

More heavy and locally very heavy rainfall is forecast over northern Pakistan, including Islamabad.

Featured image: Islamabadian

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