Tuesday, 11 September 2012 22:31:10
Floods wreak devastation across country
ISLAMABAD, Sep 11 (APP): Floods triggered by monsoon rainfall have
wreaked vast devastation across the country.
The government officials have confirmed 89 deaths caused by floods
while the unofficial statistics reported over 100 casualties across the country, private news channel reported.
In Balochistan, several villages inundated due to heavy rainfall,
forcing hundreds of residents to evacuate as a breach developed in Pit Feeder Canal in Naseerabad.
The floodwater submerged railway tracks and highways in Nasirabad
Meanwhile, hundreds of houses were washed away and thousands of families
were rendered homeless in the province while no rehabilitation work has been initiated by the government as yet.
The rain has come to a halt after being inundating several areas in
Sibi while rescue work has also been started in this area.
After the breaches in DG Khan Canal, that is supposed to protect the town from hill torrents, floodwater entered Behari Colony, Railway Colony, Sadeeqabad, Abdulla Town, Indus Colony, Civil Hospital, district
government offices, an under-construction medical college, surroundings
of Gaddai, the Government Postgraduate College and residential colonies
of the Atomic Energy Commission.
Residents of Sadeeqabad, Shamasabad and Abdulla Town took refuge at the platform of the Dera railway station. Meanwhile, hundereds of flood affectees protested over the delay in rescue work.
Meanwhile, the D.G. Khan DCO said that it was difficult to setup
camps as floodwater submerged most of the government buildings.
The rain that lashed several areas of Jacobabad for seven days
finally stopped on Tuesday. At least, three persons were injured due to different incidents of roof collapse. Three-four feet deep water is
standing in different areas due to which residents are moving towards
The city is also facing blackout for two days as water entered in Jacobabad grid station.
Over six villages have been inundated due to a 50-feet wide breach
in Shahi Canal.