‘Sindh still in danger’, warns minister amid more rains forecast

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Federal Minister for Climate Change Sherry Rehman on Monday warned about the worsening situation in Sindh, saying River Indus at Kotri Barrage is in a high flood with an in-flow of more than 600,000 cusecs of floodwater, posing a serious threat to the surrounding regions.

She further highlighted that rain forecasts have predicted monsoon stretching into September all over the country and lower Sindh will also receive rainfall which could prove detrimental to the relief and rescue operations in the area.

Discussing the looming health crisis, the federal minister said, “Floods have brought with it the menace of water-borne diseases such as dengue and cholera. Karachi is seeing an outbreak of dengue as hundreds and thousands of patients are reporting daily at government and private hospitals. The dengue cases this year are 50 per cent higher than last year.

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