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Cyclone Biparjoy Update: Karachi Hit by Severe Dust Storm (Video)

BY Shahzad Saeed Jun 13, 2023. 10:54 pm UPDATED: Jun 13, 2023. 10:54 pm

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A severe dust storm tore through Karachi’s Al-Asif Square in Sohrab Goth on Tuesday afternoon. The dust storm is reportedly a precursor to Cyclone Biparjoy, which is reportedly dangerously close to Sindh’s coastal region.

On social media, a video of the dust storm is currently trending. Huge wind gusts and sand blowing across the dusty desert roads are captured on camera while the bus is in motion.

 

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The Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm (ESCS) “Biparjoy” over the northeast Arabian Sea moved further north-northwestward during the previous twelve hours, according to the details.

It is currently located near Latitude 20.7°N and Longitude 67.1°E, about 470 km south of Karachi and 460 km south of Thatta, and has weakened into a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm (VSCS).

Maximum sustained surface winds are between 140 and 150 km/h with gusts up to 170 km/h. According to reports, Sindh is currently being evacuated as the cyclone approaches the city of lights in dangerously close proximity.

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