Overflowing sewers pose health concerns

Overflowing sewers pose health concerns

Our Correspondent June 23, 2024
People wade past an open sewer on Karachi's University Road. PHOTO: ONLINE/FILE


The drainage system in the city has collapsed, leaving sewers overflowing and streets submerged with stinking sewage water, which has caused widespread inconvenience and health hazards for locals.

The disposal motor breakdown has led to the failure of the drainage system in areas including Tando Allahyar Road, Bangla Road, and Quaid-e-Azam Colony. As a result, sewage water is flooding streets and roads, severely affecting shopkeepers and the general public.

The situation has caused health concerns with reports of escalating skin rashes, throat infections, and stomach ailments.

The locals have also voiced their frustration through protests, demanding an immediate action from the municipal administration to restore the disposal system.

They urged prompt measures to pump out the stagnant, stinking water, which has accumulated to several feet in streets and lanes, alleviating the public’s plight.


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