Stormy Rains in Sindh Wreak Havoc

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KARACHI: Sporadic rains in different areas of the province of Sindh continued unabated, while fifty villages in the district of Khairpur were washed away in the onrush of flooding rain water last night.

Torrential rains continued lashing Khairpur overnight inundating the low lying vast areas in the district, while in the hilly areas the gushing rain water down the hill entered into the Chawandko town and the adjoining villages that wreaked havoc

Khairpur DCO, Muhammad Abbas Baloch said that the gushing rain water has inundated fifty villages.

Dadu district was also hit by intermittent heavy rains over the night that further aggravated the situation as the district has been in the spell of heavy monsoon rain for the last four days destroying standing crops on hundreds of acres of land.

Gaj River in the hilly areas of Kirthar went flooded, under construction Drighbala Johi Bridge has been washed away by the flooding water, disconnecting land communication of hundreds of villages of Kachoo from Tehsil Johi.

In Hyderabad Wednesday evening several feet of water accumulated in low lying areas of the city. The sewage system and electricity supply to the city was severely affected and the administration was nowhere to be seen. Several feet of water was seen standing due to choked sewerage system at Haider Chowk, Latifabad No.6, Liaquat Colony, Station Road, and Railway Colony besides roads and streets in most parts of the city.


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