Friday, 2 September 2011

Countrywide rains; 21 die in 24 hours

 Updated at: 1303 PST, Friday, September 02, 2011
Countrywide rains; 21 die in 24 hours KARACHI: Torrential rains continued lashing a large chunk of the country, especially the province of Sindh even today, taking the rain-related death toll rise up to 21 in the past 24 hours, Geo News reported.

Six persons including the five children died in different rain-related incidents in Sindh, while two vehicles from Kashmircut in South Waziristan area on way to Tank washed away in the flash flood and one person went missing.

Dadu, Johi, Mehar, K.N. Shah, Sita Road, Kachoo, Bhan Saeed and other towns are being lashed by torrential rains for the last three hours submerging the urban and rural areas under 2-6 feet deep water. The 15 feet breach in Chinjani branch at village Bakhsh Ali and 20 feet breach in Sanjrani branch at village Goth Phanwar caused by the stormy rains inundated standing crops spread over hundreds of acres of land. Mud houses in the kachchi abadis of New Colony, Farid Colony, Brohi Mohalla caved in, while the affectees have taken refuge in the schools and government buildings.

In Khairpur, Bakar Shah and Sura embankments breached by the flash floods coming from Nara hills have overtaken several areas rendering thousands homeless, while Taluka Headquarter Chowandko being threatened from inundation.

Over two hundred villages of district Badin are inundated by accumulated rain water, where two children died by epidemic disease and scores of houses have caved in rural areas. The rain related deaths during last two days went up to 3 and over 30 injured.

Kashmore and Kandhkot heavy rain spell has once again aggravated the situation here. Husband and wife were injured in a roof fall at Madiji of Shikarpur area, while their three children died in the incident.

In Nausehro Feroze area of Ward No.4 Moro, one woman died and one person was injured in a roof fall incident.

Larkana. Qambar, Shahdadkot and Thatta being lashed by heavy downpour intermittently for the last four days, wreaking havocs by accumulated water in the roads, streets and the market.

On the other hand, in North Waziristan rivers and its tributaries have over flowed causing flood like situation washing away mud houses by heavy rains. Two vehicles were washed away while on way to Tank from Kashmircut of South Waziristan area.

In Punjab, Haroonabad and surrounding areas are inundated by heavy downpours and storms. Darak Lehar river in Dera Ghazi Khan is still flooded, while the tribal areas’ Fazla Kach land communication remained disconnected for third day.  



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