Sindh Information and Transport Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon has said the recent monsoon rains and ensuing floods have devastated crops on over 4.426 million acres of land in Sindh.
Talking to the business community at Hyderabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (HCCI) here on Monday, Memon informed that the government was working over the three targets of rescue, relief and rehabilitation.
He appreciated the business community of Hyderabad for helping the affected people by donating the relief items.
The minister informed that the rains and floods had claimed 577 lives in the province including 190 men, 109 women and 217 children.
Additionally, 41,414 livestock animals had also perished, he added. He said the government felt compelled to give a cut to a part of an embankment of the Manchar lake near Sehwan in order to save Sehwan and Bhan Saeedabad from flooding.—Our Correspondent