Downpour batters upper Sindh districts

Published August 15, 2022
Sukkur: Motorcyclists wade into the knee-deep water standing on a road after rains on Sunday.—PPI
Sukkur: Motorcyclists wade into the knee-deep water standing on a road after rains on Sunday.—PPI

SUKKUR/MIRPUR­KHAS: It rained from Saturday night to early Sunday morning in Sukkur, Ghotki, Jacobabad, Kandh­kot and their surrounding areas.

As the rain started, electricity went out in several areas and roads, streets and pathways in these districts were inundated with rainwater. The heavy motor pumps installed at main drainage system were also unable to drain out the rainwater without electricity.

Heaving rains during the entire night inundated several areas, including Dak Road, Nishtar Road, Mianyani road, Bhutto Road, military road, New Pind, New Goth and surrounding areas in Sukkur.

Stagnant rainwater also disturbed programs organised for 14th August in grounds of several government schools and departments.

In district Jacobabad, rainwater stayed in police headquarters, Irrigation Office Road, ADC Colony, Station Road, Babu Mohala, Jafarabad and other areas of the city.

The same situation prevailed in district Ghotki where main roads and ways remained under the rainwater as life activities were disturbed because of power supply suspension during the night and Sunday morning.

MIRPURKHAS: As intermittent rains continued in the city and other towns of the district on Sunday, main roads and streets were inundated with rainwater while Jashane Azadai rallies also faced hardship due to standing rainwater.

Low-lying areas were submerged while the relevant government department had failed to drain out the water which resulted in great many hardships to citizens.

Owing to stagnant rainwater deep ditches had developed on main roads and streets at different places causing serious problems to vehicles and bike riders. Residents of various low-lying colonies shifted to safer places and at houses of their relatives as the rainwater had entered their houses.

Cleanliness conditions were filthy as heaps of garbage had been lying at different places in streets and roads creating hazardous atmosphere.

Religious, social organisations and civil society urged higher authorities to take immediate notice of the bad condition of the city and ensure immediate draining out of the rainwater.

Published in Dawn, August 15th, 2022

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