KARACHI: The Sindh government has declared 23 districts of the province calamity-hit where the torrential rains played havoc causing heavy loss of human life, livestock and standing Kharif crops besides destroying thousands of mud-thatched houses, roads and bridges.
According to a notification issued by the provincial relief commissioner late on Sunday, Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin, Tando Mohammad Khan, Dadu, Sujawal, Tando Allahyar, Jamshoro, Matiari, Mirpurkhas, Umerkot, Shaheed Benazirabad, Naushahro Feroze, Sanghar, Sukkur, Khairpur, Ghotki, Larkana, Kashmore, Kandhkot, Shikarpur, Qamber Shahdadkot and Jacobabad have been declared calamity-hit districts.
However, in Karachi, two dehs of Malir, including deh UC Kun Jhang and two dehs of Gadap, were declared calamity-hit.
The devastating rain spells, which had started on previous Tuesday, led to losses of life, property, livestock and standing crops in the districts of six divisions — Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas, Shaheed Benazirabad, Sukkur, Larkana and Karachi.
The road network and civic infrastructure were badly damaged in districts Sukkur, Khairpur, Shikarpur, Ghotki, Jacobabad, Kashmore-Kandhkot and other districts.
Published in Dawn, August 23rd, 2022