33 more killed in rain-hit areas of Sindh, Balochistan


At least 33 more people were killed in various areas of Sindh and Balochistan by flash floods and torrential rains, as the army continued its relief and rescue operation on Thursday. The floodwater has swallowed vast swathes of land in Balochistan’s Naseerabad, Jafarabad and Dera Murad Jamali districts, breaking dykes of canals and triggering exodus from the areas. Reports said bodies of 18 more people killed in flash floods had been recovered in remote areas of Balochistan.
The local administration also continued relief operation in Dera Ghazi Khan and Rajanpur districts. Locals and district administrations continued their efforts to drain out stagnant rainwater from low-lying areas in Jacobabad, Sukkur, Shikarpur, Kashmor, Kharipur and Ghotki, where heavy rains wreaked havoc last week. In a statement, the ISPR said relief and rescue operations by Pakistan Army continued in flood affected areas of southern Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan.
It said the Pakistan Army had employed over 1,000 troops to rescue the flood affected people and drain water from flooded areas of Dera Ghazi Khan, Jampur, Rajanpur, Rojhan, Kandkot, Jacobabad, Ghotki and Dera Murad Jamali. Army troops have moved over 3,681 people to safer places through MI-17 and boats in Kashmore, Badani, Raees Attaullah Bhutto, Meva Khan, Kot Omer Bhutto, Bakhsha Pur, Jampur, Rajanpur, Rojhan and Dera Murad Jamali, the ISPR said.