Heavy rainfall and strong winds pelted various areas of Karachi as the metropolis welcomed the first spell of monsoon rainfall.
The rain with strong winds and thunderstorms was received in different areas including Saddar, Liaquatabad, North Nazimabad, Buffer Zone, Orangi and other areas of the city.
After the rain, the emergency was declared in the city by Mayor Karachi Wasim Akhter and the officers and staff of all essential services including Municipal Services, Fire Brigade, Health, Horticulture and Engineering were put on alert.
The Mayor Karachi advised the masses to avoid standing under trees, hoardings and electricity poles.
He also directed that necessary steps should also be taken in KMC hospitals for protection and control of infectious diseases like Dengue and Chickenpox.
Meanwhile Director General Karachi Development Authority (KDA) Asif Ikram also issued orders to set up a Rain Emergency Center at Civic Center Building here.
Source: Radio Pakistan