Landslide hits Jiwani picnic spot, body recovered

Flood-hit areas in Dadu and Jamshoro under termite attack

Rescue teams pulled out the body of a child and an injured person from the sea of mud and debris after a landslide at a picnic spot near Balochistan’s Jiwani town on Sunday.

According to reports, four to five people were feared trapped under the debris when the story was filed.

Earlier this month, a landslide struck a track of Shahrah-i-Noor Jehan Road near the hillock area of Karachi’s Kati Pahari. No casualty was reported in the incident. After the landslide, a road track was partially blocked for traffic.

Meanwhile, flood-hit areas in Sindh’s Dadu and Jamshoro districts are facing a termite attack due to the presence of stagnant floodwater, leaving the victims with yet another challenge in the midst of an already catastrophic situation.

Termites have infested the wooden doors and windows, adding to the misery of the people.

Authorities have reportedly failed to drain floodwater in several areas across Dadu and Jamshoro. It has negatively impacted the lives of locals, who continue to face the brunt of the catastrophe’s aftermath and termite infestation currently tops the list.

Termites have severely damaged homes and other structures with wooden doors and windows across the two districts in Sindh, increasing the risk of infrastructural deterioration and economic loss worth millions of rupees. The flood victims have requested the provincial government to resolve this issue at the earliest. Devastating floods engulfed large swathes of Pakistan, killing more than 1,700 people and damaging infrastructure, causing an estimated loss of nearly $30 billion.

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