KARACHI: Flash floods have killed eight people, while thousands of acres of farm land has been destroyed in Sindh. While rising water levels in the Sutlej and heavy rains in Rahim Yar Khan have inundated many villages as dykes are breached.
Rain worsens situation in Sindh
A fresh spell of rain has worsened the situation in Sindh. Heavy rains lashed different areas of Nawabshah, Tando Mohammad Khan, Mirpur Khas, Badin , Sanghar, Umar Kot , Kunri , Thatta and Matyari.
Thousands of acres of agricultural land and roads were damaged. Miles of canal were flooded.
Meanwhile, the weather turned pleasant after rain in different areas across the country Rawalpindi , Islamabad , Faisalabad , Sialkot , Gujranwala , Sarai Alamgir , Raheem Yar Khan, Swat, Charsada, Lahore, Karachi and other adjacent areas.
Light rain showers poured in different areas of metropolis including Gulistan-e-Johar, Shah Faisal colony, Korangi and other areas of Karachi.
Youngsters came out of their houses to enjoy the rain. With roads becoming slippery due to the rain, various accidents were reported where motorcyclists sustained injuries due to slipping.
Met office has predicted that rain will continue for next four days.
Villages flooded in Sutlej
The water level in the Sutlej has reached 52,000 cusecs, flooding several villages.
Water level in Head Islam near Vehari continues to rise. Current water inflow is 52,000 cusecs and water outflow is 47,000 cusecs.
Water levels in the canals have increased to an alarming level, and the situation grew precarious when two temporary dykes near Head Islam were breached.
Dozens of villages around Vehari have been flooded while crops on thousands of acres of land were also ruined.
Affectees are migrating to the relief camps set up by district administrations. However, large numbers of affectees are still waiting for government’s aid.
Dozens of villages situated inside the river belt have been inundated while crops on hundreds of acres of land swept away in Vehari.
Houses collapse in Rahim Yar Khan
Rainstorms in Rahim Yar Khan caused several houses to collapse injuring 52 people. Seven children were also among the injured
Strong Gusty winds that continued for 36 hours also uprooted trees and damaged crop. Among those injured, 22 were critically so and were receiving treatment in local hospitals.
Rainwater flooded the streets and entered houses, forcing many people to evacuate.
Eid was ruined for the city of Rahim Yar Khan and many families had to spend their day in hospitals due to the rainstorms.