KARACHI: Rain and flood have continued to cause destruction within the province of Sindh, Balochistan and Punjab. According to reports on Wednesday, 45 more people lost their lives as a result of the havoc caused by the natural calamities.
Ten dead bodies were recovered from a flood surge near the Peero bridge, district Dera Murad Jamali of Balochistan. According to reports, six FC officials drowned within the Rabbi Canal of which three dead bodies have been recovered. Reports have confirmed the death of 23 people as a result of falling debris within the Balochistan province. Almost 3 feet stagnant water was also reported within various areas of Dera Murad Jamali and no efforts have yet been taken by officials to drain out the water.
A boat capsized within the Rajanpur area of Punjab, drowning 10 people. The flood water is reported to have entered in various areas of the Punjab including Chak Shaheed, Haji Pur, Rojhan and Mohammad Pur. Shortage of food items have added onto the miseries of the residents of the affected areas.
A 3 year boy was also reported to have drowned within the flood water in Siddiquabad colony of Dera Ghazi Khan. Stagnant water is reported within different areas of the province including Sidduiqabad, Abdullah Town and Shamsabad. Hospitals within these regions are also reported to be strangled in flood water causing difficulties for doctors to provide health and medical facilities.
Five people were reported dead within Garhi Yaseen and Sukkur area as a result of electrocution. Rain water has cut-off various cities of the province, further handicapping the life of residents within the affected areas. Bano Aqil, Rohri, Saleh Putt, Jacobabad, Shikarpur, Tarhi Mirwah, Kot Diji, Faiz Gunj and Garhi Yaseen are the areas that have been reported to be hugely affected by the torrential rains. CM Sindh Qaim Ali Shah had earlier declared emergency within the province and personally visited few of the affected areas.