31 dead as rain continues to wreak havoc in Sindh

Several areas of interior Sindh have been disconnected from other cities as main roads have submerged under water.


Express September 14, 2011

HYDERABAD: Rains continue to wreak havoc in interior Sindh where 31 people, including 16 children, have been killed in separate rain-related accidents in the past 24 hours, Express 24/7 reported on Wednesday.

As many as 150mm of rain has been recorded in Hyderabad. The local administration has failed to handle the situation. Mirpur Khas also received 194mm  of rain.

Several areas of interior Sindh including Tharparkar and Badin have been disconnected from other cities as main roads have submerged under water.

Local residents face severe shortage of drinking water in these areas.

People in Sukkur, Khairpur, Naushero Feroze, Shahdad Kot, Shikarpur and Dadu also face difficulties due to the torrential rains.

In Hyderabad, rain water entered into a grid station, causing severe problems for Hyderabad Electric Supply Company (Hesco) officials.

Sources say rain water entered into a grid station in the Qasimabad area. Electricity supply was suspended from that station owing to the flooding.

Hesco's chief executive officer and other officials reached the grid station and managed to restore power supply in just one hour.

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