Following torrential downpours in Karachi, internet users have taken to social media to express a mix of concern and humor as the city grapples with widespread flooding and power outages. The urban areas of Karachi transformed into waterlogged zones, halting the movement of both cars and motorcycles.
According to reports by Express News, heavy rains on Saturday inundated Karachi’s streets, leading to power outages affecting hundreds of feeders and plunging several neighborhoods into darkness. The rainfall, which intensified after dark, exposed the city’s inadequate drainage system, sparking both frustration and amusement among netizens.
Images and videos circulating on platforms like X depict the extent of the flooding, with roads submerged under rainwater resembling a sea view. Amidst the chaos, internet users have resorted to humor, likening the flooded streets to a new branch of “Seaview” and sharing memes featuring Bear Grylls navigating through the urban waterscape.
As Karachi residents grapple with the aftermath of the deluge, discussions on social media have also turned political, with speculation on how the flooding might impact the upcoming general election. Some users have even joked about politicians’ responses to the crisis, highlighting the city’s recurring struggle with drainage issues.
The heavy rain not only disrupted daily life but also caused significant setbacks to political campaigns in Karachi, as noted by several tweets. Questions about the city’s preparedness and governance have emerged, with users highlighting the need for long-term solutions to prevent recurring urban flooding incidents.
In the wake of the flooding, downtown roads in Karachi were brought to a standstill, underscoring the urgent need for improved infrastructure and drainage systems to mitigate the impact of heavy rains on the city’s residents and commuters.