18 dead, 700 homes destroyed in Sindh rains

Authorities set up 96 relief camps sheltering 20,000 people.


Express September 02, 2011

KARACHI: Eighteen people have died in separate incidents when roofs collapsed due to heavy rains in Shahdat Kot, Mirpurkhas and Pad Eidan, Express 24/7 reported Friday.

Dozens sustained injuries as 700 homes in Dadu collapsed due to heavy showers.

The ongoing rain severely affected the communication system as well as the railway tracks.

Four villages were inundated as a result of a 30-feet wide breach in the seasonal stream in the Dhani Baksh Sanjrani area of Hyderabad.

96 relief camps have been set up by authorities which is sheltering 20,000 flood victims.

The residents of the Peeru Lashari area staged a demonstration at Badin-Hyderabad road in a protest against non-availability of food aid by the government.

Rain in Punjab

Downpour in Southern Punjab claimed two lives in different incidents of roof collapse in Rajanpur and Rahim Yar Khan and Bahawalnagar.

The water level in Rajanpur is on a continuous rise putting the city under a threat of floods.

The breach in Qutub Canal has widened further to 60 feet due to flash floods as rains continue in Koh-i-Suleman range.

Many villages are inundated and the administration has not been successful in overcoming the breach so far.

A few villages of Tehsil Haroonabad have been submerged after India released water in the River Ghagra.

Meanwhile, hundred acres of crops have been destroyed in Rahim Yar Khan, Sadiqabad, Haroonabad and Cholistan due to the rain.

The embankment of River Sutlej breached at Balara Dilawar inundating several villages near Burewala Tehsil.

COMMENTS (13)

shumailla | 9 years ago | Reply same here
Dr.A.K.Tewari | 9 years ago | Reply

.Now forget Kashmir , Withdraw your army from LOC . and deploy them to help flood victims .Cooperate with India in Dam construction for the scintific management of water entering in Pakistan .Now nature is compelling you to take a 'u' turn .

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