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.
Was bound to happen! #Islamabad was lucky that due to an inclined terrain water would naturally drain and the city planners could overlook building up the water ways— Islamabadian (@Islaamabad) July 28, 2021
Now as the surrounding area gets developed into elitist societies as well, it doesn’t look so good for the city. pic.twitter.com/EikVt4rGY1
Featured image: Islamabadian
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