Massive damage after cloudburst hits Islamabad


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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