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Watch: Karachiites Turn Rainwater Into Swimming Pool

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As incessant downpour over the past two days has brought life to a standstill amid inundated streets and roads, Karachittes have found a new way to kill the time — turning submerged streets into swimming pools.

In a video that has gone viral on social media, a man can be seen jumping from a rooftop into a submerged street.

In two days, Karachi has recorded over 345mm of rainfall in August. According to Met Office, downpour recorded in Karachi’s PAF Faisal Base surpassed the amount of rainfall previously recorded up to 298.4 decades ago.

According to data, the highest amount of rainfall, 72 millimetres, was recorded at Gulshan-e-Hadeed while Nazimabad recorded 51.6mm, North Karachi 37mm, Surjani Town 25.6mm, Landhi 11.5mm, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Base Faisal 11mm, Jinnah Terminal 9.6mm while University Road received 8.8mm of rainfall.


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