In the great metropolis of Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city in the south of the country, where millions of people have been trapped in their homes by floods, at least 41 people have died in the worst rains in almost 90 years. Water flowing into its neighborhoods, in the lowest part of the city.
The city’s around 20 million residents barely had time to prepare for the rains that began to rock the city on Tuesday. On that day alone, 23 people died, according to the head of the Fundación Edhi Charity Ambulance Network, Faisal Edhi. The current death toll was provided by the city police chief, Ghulam Nabi Memon.
Edhi, for his part, fears that the death toll will rise significantly as emergency services have not yet managed to reach the poorest and most inaccessible neighborhoods of the city, where both the area’s low level and its chaotic system of sewers have led to it that two million people are trapped.
According to the Prime Minister of the state of Sindh, whose capital is Karachi, Murad Ali Shah, the army has for the time being called in groups of specialized rescuers from the Pakistani Navy to reach the victims.