Ailing flood survivor, daughter die in Dadu

Published September 7, 2022
Children stand as their family takes refuge along a damaged road amid flood, following rains and floods during the monsoon season in Bajara village, at the banks of Manchar lake, in Sehwan, on September 6. — Reuters
Children stand as their family takes refuge along a damaged road amid flood, following rains and floods during the monsoon season in Bajara village, at the banks of Manchar lake, in Sehwan, on September 6. — Reuters

DADU: An ailing flood survivor and his daughter, who had been living under open sky for past several days near Mehar Bypass, collapsed on Tuesday and died after being shifted to hospital.

Dadu Deputy Commissioner Syed Murtaza Shah claimed they were chronically ill. The old man was suffering from some liver disease, he said, adding that the girl was acutely anaemic. “Both had been provided medical help,” he claimed, adding the situation was bad and they were trying sincerely to help the victims.

Mehar Assistant Commissioner Mohsin Shaikh said flood survivor, Ali Hasan Pahi, and his 25-year-old daughter Huzoran were taken to Larkana hospital in critical condition and they died during treatment.

He said both flood survivors had been living under the shade of a charpoy in their makeshift abode for several days before they fell unconscious.

He said since the administration did not have any tents, many flood victims were still forced to live under the open sky. Both were rushed to the hospital, but to no avail, he said.

Published in Dawn, September 7th, 2022

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