Karachi struggles to stay afloat

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Though the storm had passed, it left a devastated city in its wake on Friday, reeling from the record-breaking downpour the previous day and worried about the prediction of more rainfall.

For the most part of the day, the city remained largely deprived of electricity, potable water and cellular phone and internet services, leaving citizens in shell-shocked even as they tried to deal with their flooded homes.

While several thoroughfares – such as MA Jinnah Road, Sharae Faisal and Sharae Pakistan, which resembled rivers more than roads the previous day – saw the water receding, the rainwater remained on the smaller streets. Low-lying areas in numerous localities remained inundated with filthy, garbage-ridden water after sewers overflowed, while several roads were marred by potholes and cracks.

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