Friday Jan 21 2022
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Karachi government school's walls collapse as strong winds wreak havoc

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  • School building was already in a dilapidated condition.
  • School administration had previously complained about the structure of the school to education dept.
  • Strong winds which started blowing in Karachi on Friday morning caused walls to collapse.

The walls of a government school in Karachi collapsed after strong winds hit the city, Geo News reported on Friday.

The building housing the Karachi Secondary School, situated in Paposh Nagar, was already in a dilapidated condition, sources said.

According to reports, no casualties were reported when its walls collapsed due to powerful winds.

The school's administration informed Geo News that several complaints regarding the crumbling structure of the school had been made to the provincial education department, but no one paid any attention.

It is pertinent to mention here that strong winds start blowing in Karachi on Friday morning.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) had forecast that Karachi was likely to expect strong winds on January 21 with a speed of 36 to 45 kilometres per hour (kmph), while in coastal areas, the speed of the winds could escalate to 60 kmph, it said.

A system of westerly waves is moving towards south Punjab, bringing with it strong winds and a moderate cold wave.

According to the PMD, under the influence of the westerly system, the temperature in most cities in Sindh may drop further, ranging between four and five degrees Celsius.

The Met Office had forecast that the temperature in the port city would drop to single digits, ranging from eight to nine degrees Celsius, from January 22 to 26.