3 children among five dead in Khairpur roof collapse

Woman, two others die as roof caves in at Dera Bugti: 600,000 acres of land inundated due to rains in DG Khan, Rajanpur

By: News Desk
Published: 10:53 AM, 20 Aug, 2022
3 children among five dead in Khairpur roof collapse
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Five people, including three children, were killed when roof of their house caved in in a suburban village of Khairpur, Sindh due to incessant rains, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Saturday. 

Four persons who were seriously wounded in the incident that took place in Khadim Hussain Katohar village were shifted to hospital.

Those killed were identified as Khairan Khatoon, Ayesha Khatoon, Babar Ali, six-year-old Heera, five-year–old Asad Ali, and four-year-old Mustafa.   

Rescue personnel said that heavy rains were hampering the relief efforts, while more deaths were feared.   

Qaim Ali Shah visits rain-hit areas

On the other hand, former Sindh chief minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah visited the rain-affected areas of Khairpur city without any protocol and expressed his displeasure over the poor drainage system. “If you knew it was going to rain then why you did not put in place proper drainage system,” he said to the concerned officials. 

He also ordered them to operate pumping stations 24/7 in order to drain out rainwater. “We will not leave people at the mercy of rains, and those who have suffered losses will be compensated,” he vowed.

3 killed as roof caves in at Dera Bugti

Three people, including a woman and a child, died when roof of their house collapsed in Dera Bugti, Balochistan due to heavy rains.

7 die in separate incidents of roof collapse in Larkana

Seven people belonging to different families were killed in separate incidents of roof collapses in Larkana district on Friday due to heavy monsoon rains lashing the city and its outskirts for the last several days, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Saturday. 

The first incident took place in village Khair Muhammad Malgani in which a woman got crushed under the debris along with her two children. 

The woman’s neighbours pulled the bodies out of the rubble. 

The second incident was reported from Mir Jutt, a village in the vicinity of Baqirani tehsil, in which two siblings namely Ambreen and Faraz Mir Jutt were killed. 

Their bodies were shifted to Larkana’s Chandka Hospital. 

It yet another incident, a woman and her daughter died when roof of their house came crashing down due to heavy rains at Rato Dero. 

Residents of the area pulled out the bodies of Nageena Sarrhyo and 22-year-old Shah Rukh from underneath the rubble on their own.

600,000 acres of land inundated due to rains in D.G Khan, Rajanpur

As many as 32 union councils of Dera Ghazi Khan (DG Khan) and Rajanpur have been badly affected by heavy monsoon showers and floods.

Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) DG Faisal Fareed said on Saturday that total 310 villages and six lacs acres of land were submerged in both these districts. 

The DG informed that out of 600,000 acres of affected land, 23000 acres were under cultivation. 

He went on to add that relief operation was underway in these areas. “We have set up 16 relief camps at Taunsa Sharif where the people ravaged by floods are being provided all kinds of facilities,” he added. 

Quetta Road remains blocked for three days:

On the other hand, Quetta Road, connecting Punjab with Balochistan, is closed for all kinds of traffic for the last three days due to landslide at Rakhi Gaj Neeli Matti area of DG Khan

And due to the non-availability of heavy machinery, rocks and mud could not be removed from section of the road due to which tourists have been left stranded at a popular hill resort of Fort Munro while long queues of vehicles, including trucks carrying fruits and vegetables, could also be seen on the road.   

The situation has left both middlemen and transporters worried because they fear that these fruits and vegetables could rot.  

Police participate in relief, rescue activities:

On the instructions of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab Faisal Shahkar, police in both Rajanpur and Dera Ghazi Khan districts have started relief and rescue operations.

Punjab Police spokesman has said that over 1, 100 cops are busy in relief work in these areas. 

The spokesman has informed that the Force have shifted over 4, 700 flood-hit people to 17 camps they have set up for the purpose. “Similarly, over 1, 700 cattle have also been moved to safe places,” he said, and added, “Police’s control room is also functional in order to reach out to the flood-hit people on time.”  

Reporters: Waqar Hussain Mangi, Arif Bugti, Abdul Khaliq Mugheeri, Ali Musa Raza and Ali Sahi