Flash floods kill 8 in Sindh

Published: September 1, 2011
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Rain waters have flooded houses in Rahim Yar Khan. 
PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Rain waters have flooded houses in Rahim Yar Khan. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

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.

 

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Salman Oranigwala
    Sep 1, 2011 - 10:48PM

    Interior Sindh is drowning and the legislators elected from these places are nowhere to be seen .They are celebrating there Eid in Karachi’s posh localities .

    What about Dr.Mirza ? Will he be kind enough to sapre some times off the preparation of another hatred drencehd allegation and visit the poor effectees at Badin ,his own constituency ?

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  • hanbali Ahmed
    Sep 2, 2011 - 12:28AM

    people of PUNJAB celebrated Eid while sindhis suffered.

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  • Malik Sajjad
    Sep 2, 2011 - 2:31AM

    Please do something everyone with purity and hard working. Everytime Army is going to Save us. why ? why we do not complete our works ealier.

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  • Salman Oranigwala
    Sep 2, 2011 - 3:48PM

    @Hanbali , first it was Punjab which was responsible for all “ills ” of Sindh ,now the scapegoat is MQM .When will you people wake up and ask your MPAs and MNAs why they live lavishly in Karachi and the poor Sindhis of Interior Sindh are suffering for the alst 60 yrs .

    It is time Mr.Mirza offer free shares of his sugar mills to the flood effected poor people on face value to prove his “loyality ‘ to Sindh .

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  • Ahmad
    Sep 2, 2011 - 5:09PM

    As usual, most of our elected leaders are either celebrating Eid in big cities or visiting abroad on “official trips”. I wish those leaders show some mecry on their “kummee kameen” voters and do something to save them..

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