Floods in Sindh: Death toll reaches 85

Published: September 3, 2011

Sindh government announces monetary compensation for flood-hit people. PHOTO: PPI

Sindh government announces monetary compensation for flood-hit people. PHOTO: PPI Sindh government announces monetary compensation for flood-hit people. PHOTO: PPI Sindh government announces monetary compensation for flood-hit people. PHOTO: PPI

KARACHI: The recent spell of monsoon rains in Sindh has killed 85 people. The provincial government has announced monetary compensation to provide relief to the flood-hit people, Express 24/7 reported on Saturday.

Speaking at a press conference, Sindh Information Minister Sharjeel Memon said the provincial government has earmarked Rs5 billion for rescue and relief efforts in the rain-affected areas.

He said Rs20,000 each will be given to flood-hit families through Watan Cards.

Memon said Tharpakar, Badin and Wazirabad are among the worst-hit areas.

He said special committees comprising Senators, Treasury and opposition members have been formed to oversee the relief operation.

He said the ongoing torrential rains have affected 27 tehsils, more than 9,000 villages, 2.5 million acres of land and more than two million people.

More than 0.5 million houses have been damaged due to flash floods and downpours.

Flood victims steal aid items

Flood affectees in the Badin district resorted to looting aid packs from trucks after the local administration halted their distribution.

Disaster management efforts sprung into action, with aid items including food being distributed in the Mukhtayaar kar office in Badin.

The unruly and impatient crowd initiated a scuffle over aid items and started snatching things at which the administration halted the distribution of aid.

People, who were already charged and angry, took the matters into their own hands and looted food items from the aid trucks.

The police came for assistance and baton charged the crowd, injuring four people including a woman.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Omair Shakil
    Sep 3, 2011 - 11:03PM

    This monetary compensation should have been used to prevent flooding in the first place!Recommend

  • Sep 3, 2011 - 11:59PM

    Where is the Messiahh… Where is ZM … where is the lion of SindhRecommend

  • sam
    Sep 4, 2011 - 4:12AM

    shame on our govnt, When UN offered help thy declined and now they lack of will and resources both.

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  • Krishna
    Sep 4, 2011 - 7:13AM

    Shame on India for releasing water into river. They are responsible for the deaths of Pakistanis.

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  • Sep 14, 2011 - 10:53AM

    Greetings

    Please Prayer for this time our brothers and sisters.This time is not think what we are and what we need to do.We need to be together .We are one nation and one body.please prayer for our team we working for floods hits families and for peoples.We dont need to see anothers..if we are together we can Chang the worlds..but its just a little ground who just hit now by flood..We all can build its again with our prayers and with our support anykind of support.

    you can get contact with us for any informations..,..

    In effort to help the victims of flood 2011 all over Pakistan, We team of UCO to put our best efforts to get the relief to the areas where it is needed. Please join our hands with anything and everything that you can manage financially or socially.

    people are still crying for help, they need food for their daily life, shelter is very important because the rain is till continue in some parts, people need clean water because many people died because they used the dirty water of flood for drinking, many children died with different diseases and many are dying now with hunger and diseases, People are still crying for help, for food, medicine, shelter, clothes, clean water, milk for children, Your little support can save a life, by helping people who are dying with hunger, You will be blessed to help them and save lives of people, Pray and ask God about it,

    BeBlessed
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    Faisal Shafiq
    Ujala Christian Organization
    Pakistan

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