Large-scale destruction as heavy rains continue in Sindh, Balochistan

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Death tally tops 29; Balochistan still cut off

Sindh and Balochistan are facing a large-scale devastation as a heavy rainy spell has spread a trail of destruction and as many as 29 people died in the rain-related incidents across the country on Monday.

The roof of a mosque in Khairpur collapsed due to torrential rain killing more than 10 people and injuring over 100 others present at the holy place. It’s very tragic that the people got shelter in the mosque from the ravaging rains and flash floods that hit the area.

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah while talking to media from Jilani House in Khairpur said that extraordinary rains had broken all previous records. He declared Khairpur a calamity-hit area adding that the Sindh government would let off the area people from paying taxes.

The chief minister announced Rs25,000 compensation each for the affected

families. He said that the provincial government would also provide other facilities to rain affectees.

Four people died when the roof their house caved in in Kandhra area of Sukkur. The city and its suburban areas have been receiving intermittent downpour for the entire week and continuous sleet for the last 48 hours. As many as 8 people have lost their lives in rain-related incidents during last three days.

In a suburban village of Pir Ismail Shah in Larkana, two sisters Abida (25) and Seema (20) buried alive in a roof collapse incident. The roof of their house came crushing down on them after a heavy rain pounded the area. Three other inmates of the house including Munawwar Bibi (30), Mehmooda (23) and a child Sohail Deetho sustained injuries. The neighbours removed the debris and pulled out the trappers underneath. The dead bodies and injured persons were shifted to Chandka Hospital.

In a roof collapse incident in village Jonghal Pehor in Thal, three small siblings died. The deceased children included Ataur Rehman (7), Sharifan (8), and Rashid Pehor (5).

 

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