Army assisting civil admin with rescue, flood relief efforts

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The Inter-Services Public Relations said on Tuesday that the Pakistan Army troops are assisting civil administration in rescue and relief efforts in areas hit by recent urban flooding in various parts of the country.

“Pakistan Army Emergency Response teams are consistently busy in dewatering and supplying basic food necessities and medical care to affected population,” said the military’s media wing.

It is pertinent to mention here that flash floods during the latest spell of monsoon rains wreaked havoc in different parts of Balochistan, raising the death toll to 102 with two more deaths as well as demolishing roads and bridges, including the one connecting Balochistan with Sindh.

The army’s dewatering teams are carrying flood relief operations in District Jamshoro, Gharo Grid station and Karachi’s South district including Shahra-e-Faisal and Nipa Chowrangi, Lasbela, Turbat and Quetta.

The army’s teams have also established relief camps including medical facilities and distributed necessary food and ration among the residents.

Various standby and response teams are stationed at various locations in Sindh and Balochistan for relief activities and to counter any emergency situation due to flooding, added ISPR.

The medical teams also provided medical aid to over 1,500 people at Quetta, Turbat, and Lasbella in Balochistan.

Meanwhile, three more people died due to electrocution in Karachi in rain-related incidents on Tuesday. In the first incident, a 35-year-old worker was electrocuted at a plastic factory in New Karachi. His body was shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital to fulfill legal formalities.

Police surgeon Dr Summaiya Syed said that the body of a 32-year-old man was brought to Civil Hospital from Qaimkhani Colony, adding that electrocution was the cause of death.

She went on to say that a 23-year-old man was also electrocuted near Bilal Colony, Korangi. Meanwhile, continuous rains inundated several roads in the metropolis, disturbing traffic.

The spokesperson for the traffic police said that traffic from New Subzi Mandi towards Toll Plaza was adversely affected due to rainwater accumulating on Super Highway. Rains also damaged roads in some parts of the city.

A ditch was created on National Highway near Manzil Pump where a trailer was stuck as a result of which traffic had to be diverted to alternative roads.

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