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Almost 18 more people lost their lives in Sindh rain

815 killed, 70 injured as roof of mosque near Khairpur collapses

During continuous heavy to very heavy rains on Tuesday as many as 18 more people lost their lives in different rain-related incidents, taking the toll to over three hundred people during the past six days.

Reports from different towns of the districts of Sukkur, Larkana, Shaheed Benazirabad and Hyderabad divisions said that more people, mostly children and children, lost their lives after the roofs and walls of their partially damaged houses collapsed and fell on them. Six of the family members were killed when the walls of their house collapsed on them in Chak area of Shikarpur district killing them on the spot. Three children died in a village in Larkana area when fell in rainwater and drowned. Three of the same family perished when their car skidded off the road and plunged into deep waters in Sanghar district during heavy downpours.

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The deaths were also reported from Hyderabad, Jacobabad, Khairpur, Kashmore, Naushahro Feroze, Sukkur, Ghotki, Dadu, Jamshoro and other districts. Accordingly to official sources during the past six days as many as 262 people were killed in different incidents across the province while 701 sustained injuries. The official figure more than 0.8 million people had been completed deprived of their shelters due to rains and floods.

The people of different towns of 23 districts which were declared as calamity-hit by Sindh after widespread massive destruction and disaster caused by torrential rains and subsequent flash flooding came on the roads to register their protest against the alleged indifferent attitude of the officials of Sindh towards their plight amid the continuous heavy rains in different parts of the province. The leaders of the protesting affectees talking to media persons deplored that they had been living under sub-human conditions even in the relief camps established by the authorities of the Sindh government.

The Sindh government on Tuesday announced the closure of all educational institutions from August 24 to August 27 on account of heavy downpours and the prediction of more falls in various parts of the province. Meanwhile, over 15 flood victims were killed after the roof of a mosque collapsed in Khairpur. According to the police on Tuesday, the roof of a mosque collapsed near the Ahmedpur area of Khairpur, and as a result of which 15 people died and 70 were injured. Police officials said that the flood victims had taken shelter in the mosque.

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Torrential rains have wreaked havoc in various areas of Sindh including Khairpur. Thousands of houses have been destroyed and deaths have occurred due to the rain-induced floods. Several areas are still submerged. All government schools in the flood-affected area have been converted into flood relief camps.

The rescue agencies were facing difficulties in the relief operation due to a lack of access to the land routes.

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