KARACHI: At least four people were killed as heavy monsoon rains swept through parts of Sindh, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhawa on Monday, making life miserable for citizens.
In Lashari village of Khairpur roof of a house caved in under the pressure of the heavy downpour, killing three people including two children. In Sekha-Kot area of Malakand Agency a person was killed and a child sustained injuries when roof of their house collapsed at them due to torrential rain.
Rains also caused 247 feeders of SEPCO – the main electricity distributer in Sukkur to trip, effectively disrupting electricty supply to 10 districts of Interior Sindh.
Flood-affected people in Sukkur say they are still awaiting relief from the government.
In Hyderabad, overnight rain inundated several areas, with some areas drowned under several feet of rainwater.
Meanwhile, flood-waves continued to cause destruction in several parts of Rajanpur, where more than 60 villages have been inundated and land routes to several areas have been cut off.
Local administration officials say they are carrying out aid and relief efforts.
Meanwhile, the death toll from flash floods has risen to 36 in the Chitral valley, where flood-waves have swept away several houses, bridges and powerhouses.
In Chitral 7.2 ton ration has been distributed by helicopters and vehicles. According to ISPR, 98 people have been rescued including 48 stranded tourists who were air lifted to Peshawar by a C-130 aircraft of Pakistan Air Force.
An Iron Bridge has been installed by army engineers at Barooz near Chitral. Ten Mobile Utility Stores outlets established for affectees are distributing commodities among the affected population in the district.
On the directions of Prime Minister, services of FWO in coordination with Army have been provided to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government for speedy repair of road infrastructure.
In Gilgit-Baltistan 2800 tents have been placed with district administration and out of this 243 tents have so far been distributed among the affectees.
And in southern Punjab, the Pak Army has rescued about 9,000 people from the flood-hit areas and shifted them to safer places.
The troops belonging to Multan corps have also provided medical facilities and distributed ration and tents among the flood affectees at several places in district Layyah.
Free medical camps were also set up at Muzaffargarh, Kot Addu, Alipur and Kot Mithan.
Army is also assisting civil administration for evacuation of people from flood affected areas of Sadiqabad, Rahim Yar Khan, Khanpur and Liaqatpur.
Authorities on Monday issued flood warnings to different areas due to high-level flood in River Sindh. The authorities concerned have been instructed to have people evacuated from localities on and near river banks.