ISLAMABAD, July 31 (Alliance News): After the heavy rains across the country, the series of dead bodies found in Sukkur barrage did not stop, during the last 24 hours, the dead bodies of 4 more people were found, after which the number of dead bodies found in four days has increased to 19.
Due to the ongoing rains and floods in the country, dead bodies have been found in the Sukkur Barrage site in the Indus River and during the last 24 hours, 4 more bodies have been found from Sukkur Barrage Gate No. 31, 34, 48 and Gate No. 61. Rescue work is being done to get them out.
Edhi Center Sukkur in-charge Urs Mugsi and Focal Person Gul Meher said that so far the number of dead bodies recovered from Sukkur barrage during 4 days has reached 19, including 7 dead bodies of women.
He further informed that the bodies coming out of Sukkur barrage are unidentifiable due to long stay in the water, therefore these bodies are declared abandoned by the administration and handed over to the Edhi Center for burial. Funeral arrangements are made by
On the other hand, when contacted about the dead bodies found at Sukkur Barrage, SSP Sukkur Singhar Ali Malik said that there is a flood situation in the Indus River at the moment due to which these bodies have been washed here, staying in the water for a long time. And due to decomposition, these bodies could not be identified.
Devastation of rains in Balochistan
Meanwhile, the destruction of monsoon rains continues in most districts of Balochistan, the national highways and bridges were swept away due to the flood situation caused by the rains in most districts of the province.
Despite the passage of 5 days, the bridge connecting Lasbela with Sindh has not yet been constructed, Quetta. Sabi, Quetta. Chaman, Ziarat and other national highways were also affected by the rain.
According to the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), 127 people have been killed and 70 injured in the province so far due to the rains, 50 men, 31 women and 46 children are among the dead. Deaths were reported in Dera Bugti and Mastung.
According to PDMA, 13 thousand 320 houses were damaged due to rains in the province, 9 thousand 969 houses were partially damaged due to rains while 3 thousand 351 houses collapsed.
PDMA is also conducting relief operations in the affected districts, relief supplies have been delivered to Qila Saifullah, Nushki, Jhal Magsi, Kalat, Khuzdar, Naseerabad, Jafarabad and Washik.
According to PDMA, 1,700 food packets, 1,000 tents, 600 mosquito nets and 400 blankets were distributed.
Intermittent rain is continuing in most of the districts of Balochistan, during the last 24 hours it rained in Kalat, Chaman, Ziarat, Muslim Bagh, Sibi, Mastung, Dalbandin, Khuzdar, Barkhan and Lasbela.
According to the ongoing data of the Meteorological Department, 50 mm of rain was recorded in Kalat, 26 in Chaman, 21 mm in Ziarat, 10 mm in Muslim Bagh, 6 mm in Sibi and 5 mm in Mastung.
According to the Meteorological Department, Dalbandin received 3 mm of rain, Khuzdar 2 mm and Barkhan 1 mm of rain.
Even after 7 days, the RCD highway is closed for traffic due to the collapse of the bridge from Othal in Lasbela city, due to which the connection of Quetta to Karachi is cut off and hundreds of freight and passenger vehicles are stranded.
The NHA authorities are working to construct a replacement bridge.
3 tehsils of Lakhra, Kanzaj and Driji of Lasbela district have been disconnected till now, more than 40 people are trapped in the flood water in tehsil Lakhra, during 2 days, food and drink items were delivered to these areas by helicopter. Rescue and relief operation is going on.
Two relief camps have been set up in Othal city, among them, the affected people have been kept in this camp in Othal city and its surroundings. So far, 16 people, including women and children, have died due to rains and flood waters in the district. .
Relief activities of Pakistan Army, FC in flood affected areas
On the other hand, flood relief activities are ongoing in various flood-affected areas of the country by Pakistan Army and FC, Pakistan Army troops are engaged in rescue and relief activities in addition to providing medical aid and opening communication infrastructure.
According to the Public Relations Department of Pakistan Army (ISPR), efforts were made to extract water in Mardan.
According to the report of the official news agency ‘APP’, floods have been reported in the local drains of Mohmand district.
All hill streams in South Punjab are flowing normally, except areas of Mathaon, Kaha and Sanghar Hill where water flow is above normal.
The local commanders visited Rajanpur and DG Khan where the flood occurred