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Karachi rain: PR announces cancellation of three train services

LAHORE: Pakistan Railways (PR) has announced the cancellation of three express trains owing to flood-like situation in Karachi and other parts of Sindh.

According to a notification issued today, three Karachi-bound trains, Karakoram Express, Shah Hussain Express and Karachi Express have been canceled due to torrential rains in Karachi and other parts of Singh.

The spokesman for Pak Railways said the railway tracks are inundated with rainwater in Karachi railways division due to the spell of heavy rains.

“The passengers of the trains would be adjusted in other trains. If passengers are reluctant to travel can claim their full refunds”, he added.

Karachi was devastated after receiving unprecedented rains since Thursday as many areas are still flooded with rainwater.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) predicted another monsoon spell in Karachi and other parts of Sindh entering this evening.

A statement issued by the Met office said that the seventh spell of monsoon rains is likely to enter Sindh on Sunday evening which could aggravate existing urban flooding and waterlogging in Lower Sindh.

Under the influence of this system rain and wind-thundershowers, with isolated heavy to very heavy falls, are expected in Karachi, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Shaheed Benazirabad, Dadu, Tharparker, Nagarparker, Mirpurkhas, Islam Kot, Umar Kot, Sanghar, Sukkur and Larkana from Sunday evening to Monday, according to the PMD.

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