Three persons were killed and more than a dozen injured in rain-related incidents in different parts of Upper Sindh on Saturday.
Rail tracks at the Sindh-Balochistan border have been inundated due to which rail traffic between the two provinces has been suspended.
Torrential rains hit most of the province’s cities and towns pretty hard and were widely seen as the first monsoon showers.
Sindh and Balochistan railway track on the provincial border was submerged due to which Jaffer Express and Bolan Express were stranded at Jacobabad Railway Station.
In Ghotki district two breaches of 20 feet and 10 feet wide in Lund Minor and Behram Lund canals unleashed floodwaters that devastated crops of cotton and paddy over hundreds of acres.
The widespread monsoon downpour lashed the districts of Hyderabad and Mirpurkhas divisions on Sunday. Sanghar, however, is the first district to witness flooding in current season. At least six villages in the Tando Adam taluka were partly submerged with water gushing out from the breaches from a distributary of Rohri canal.
The Tando Adam branch of the Rohri Canal developed a breach of over 30 feet near Sabarh Dahri village in Tando Adam. The Shahdadpur Road, which connects Sanghar’s Shahdadpur taluka with Tando Adam taluka, was under water and closed to traffic. Despite the torrential rain, no casualty was reported.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 4th, 2013.
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