Twitteratti in shock after seeing footage of urban flooding in Islamabad

Updated 28 Jul, 2021 06:38pm

Images Staff

People are praying for the safety of residents of Sector E-11 after videos and pictures of the devastation were shared online.

Photo: Raza Dharijo/Twitter
Photo: Raza Dharijo/Twitter

Some areas in Islamabad have been hit by a wave of urban flooding that left two people dead. The flooding was reportedly caused by a cloudburst and has left social media in shock.

People have been praying for the safety of residents of Islamabad, especially those in Sector E-11, which bore the brunt of the flooding.

Videos showed cars being swept away by torrents of water.

People believe the reason for the flooding is the development of housing societies on natural drainage points.

Devastation was seen on the streets of the neighbourhood after the water receded.

But while many focused on the devastation, some urged people to appreciate the workers who helped restore power to the city.

Others noted that Sector E-11 is not the only area to be hit by the flooding.

Roads in the capital were also affected.

Climate change is real people.

Some social media users urged their fellows to stop "defaming the country".

The Sindh government fired a shot at the ruling PTI.

And many people called for President Arif Alvi to "save" the residents of Islamabad. In 2017, President Alvi, then an MNA, set off in a boat to rescue people in Karachi.

We hope the residents of the city stay safe and stay indoors during the rain.