Two people washed away as Malir River floods Korangi’s causeways

1690352794 Two people washed away as Malir River floods Korangis causeways
Heavy vehicles placed as barricades on the entry points of Korangi Causeway. — provided by reporter
Heavy automobiles positioned as barricades on the entry factors of Korangi Causeway. — supplied by reporter

KARACHI: Heavy gush of water overflowing from the Malir River following monsoon rains, washed away two individuals who had been attempting to cross the EBM Causeway regardless of closure on Wednesday.

Each Korangi and EBM causeways had been closed for site visitors after a surge in water stage within the Malir River inundated the roads.

The police have positioned barricades to maintain the folks from shifting in direction of the EBM Causeway because of the large move of water and have suggested the residents to keep away from crossing the causeway neither on foot nor on bikes.

Nevertheless, two males had been attempting to cross the highway from Mehmoodabad to Korangi on foot earlier than being swept away by the move of water.

Thankfully, each of them managed to stay secure whereas holding on to a tree that got here their approach.

Karachi Mayor Murtaza Wahab on Tuesday night time mentioned that each causeways had been closed as a precautionary measure after the rise in Malir River’s water stage.

He mentioned that any additional resolution can be taken after analysing the scenario.

The site visitors police officers mentioned that the site visitors is being diverted to Shaheed-e-Millat Expressway, Qayyumabad from Balochi Colony Bridge, and to Jam Sadiq Bridge from Brookes Chowrangi.

Earlier, Korangi City Chairman Mohammad Naeem Shiekh visited the Korangi Causeway with different municipal officers. He mentioned {that a} flood scenario was anticipated because of the heavy overflow of water from the Malir Dam.

He mentioned that the scenario was being carefully and significantly monitored, whereas equipment and workers has been summoned to cope with any emergency scenario.