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Heavy rainfall wreak havoc, causes flash flooding in Islamabad and Rawalpindi

Videos from Islamabad's sectors E-11 and D-12 show cars floating in gushing waters after heavy rains

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Heavy rains in Islamabad and Rawalpindi have wreaked havoc on Wednesday morning.

The cloudburst triggered flash floods in several areas of the federal capital and and washed away cars.

A mother and her son were killed in a house in Islamabad’s sector E11/2.

As being rpeorted the flood water had entered the house’s basement at night which caused the death of the child, while the mother passed away later.

122-millimeter rain has been recorded in different parts of the twin cities while the water level has also risen in Nullah Lai.

As being reported,  contingents of the Pakistan Army have arrived at the rain-hit areas after the authorities issued an alert.

Several residents took to social media to share the destruction caused by heavy rains.

Footage circulating on social media showed flood water sweeping away cars in Islamabad’s E-11 area.

While Deputy Commissioner Islamabad in a tweet said: ” Cloudburst in Islamabad has caused flooding in various areas. Teams are clearing nullahs/roads. Hopefully we will be able to clear everything in an hour. Everyone is requested to plz cooperate and restricted unnecessary movement for next 2 hours.”

The deputy commissioner further said  that the spillways of Rawal Dam were being opened as he appealed to the public to stay away from the riverbanks of Korang and Soan rivers.

According to Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), rain wind/thundershower (with Isolated heavy fall) is expected in Kashmir, Islamabad, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.