Yesterday, as the sun settled down and the moon started to awake, chilly winds took over the city of Karachi.
The metropolis found itself in the middle of a dust storm with rain in different parts of the city. Moreover, the gushes of wind blew massive dust as well as trash and debris all around!
It was a sight to see, a view that was beautiful for some, but horrific for others. The same dust storm claimed the lives of as many as four and started a fire at a cattle farm.
Many used their smartphones to make videos and snap pictures of the sight they will remember for days.
Reportedly, several individuals also got hurt after walls collapsed, in not one but two separate incidents in Karachi’s Gulistan-i-Jauhar and Gulshan-i-Maymar areas according to an Edhi spokesperson.
Dust Storm in Karachi Caught on Camera!
Dust storm & Rain in Karachi
Karachi: Dust and sand storm hit the city. Storm causes downing of trees in some areas of Karachi. After the sudden storm of last, light rain is started in some areas of Karachi. #DustStorm #karachi pic.twitter.com/uh6YNwrGoW
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Karachi weatherman Sardar Sarfaraz told Dawn that Karachi’s northwestern areas and the entire east Balochistan were covered under a westerly trough, which combined with the city’s hot and humid weather to produce a dust storm.
As is usually the case, the dust storm caused light rain in some areas and drizzle in others, Sarfaraz added.
“It is a short-lived phenomenon and has exited most areas,” he said. He clarified that the dust storm was not a result of Cyclone Nisarga. On occasion, he shared that the MET department’s airport office had issued warnings to aviation authorities at around 7:45 pm about the dust storm’s approach.
Earlier this evening, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) had issued an advisory asking fishermen of Sindh to remain careful and “not to venture in the deep sea till June 4 due to rough sea conditions”.
“Severe Cyclonic Storm (SCS) Nisarga moved further north-eastward with [a] speed of 20km per hour during the last six hours and made landfall near south Gujarat-Maharashtra coast, India,” the advisory read.
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