A heavy dust storm has hit Karachi on Wednesday evening, bringing in scattered rains and plunged many parts of the metropolis into darkness.
The dust storm has claimed 3 lives and with more than 15 people reportedly injured in separate accidents.
The sudden change in weather pattern was in due to the western disturbances that are passing through the country.
The dust storms have a speed between 54 and 74 kilometers per hour, according to the met department.
At 8 pm it was reported that the storms are expected to last for at least an hour more.
The dust storm resulted in power outages in various localities of Karachi, including Saddar, Lyari, Malir, New Karachi, Gulistan-e-Jauhar and Korangi.
A number of accidents have been reported from various parts of the city, including the uprooting of trees and electricity poles.
As being reported a number of vehicles collided due to strong winds in the Gulistan-e-Johar and Gulshan-e-Iqbal area.
While a dairy farm located Surjani area caught fire,
According to the Metrological department the cyclone Nisarga had formed a deep depression over the East-central Arabian Sea and intensified into a cyclonic storm at 1700PST.
Winds of up to 60km/hr should be expected it said.
#Tropical #CycloneNisarga “NISARGA” in the Eastcentral Arabian Sea— Pak Met Department (@pmdgov) June 2, 2020
Spokesman of PMD-Cyclone Warning Centre, Karachi informed that deep Depression over the East-central Arabian Sea has intensified into Cyclonic Storm “NISARGA” and lay centred at 1700PST, pic.twitter.com/JAUQlOs9nX