Sindh: Rain Havoc Kills 35, Over 200,000 Displaced
Floods and rains have killed 35 and stranded over 200,000 people across the country, sources said on Monday [4 August 2008].
Fourteen people died in lower Punjab and interior Sindh and hundreds of villages were inundated at the Sindh-Punjab border, Dawn News reported, adding that thousands of people have been displaced.
Rajanpur is the worst hit district in Punjab where floods killed 12 and damaged or swept away at least 6,000 houses.
In Sindh, according to unofficial numbers, two people died in the Mazari area situated on the Sindh-Punjab border.
Boats capsize: Torrential rains lashed the NWFP province killing 21 people. Peshawar Police chief Dr Salmaan confirmed six deaths in rain-related incidents in the provincial capital. There were reports that 15 people died and eight were injured after rains in the Jamrud and Bara tehsils of Khyber Agency. However, Geo News put the figure of the dead at 30. At least 25 people drowned when three private rescue boats capsized in Peshawar, the channel added.
The NWFP Flood Relief commissioner said that the army personnel had started rescue operations in the region.
Heavy rainfall also inflicted huge losses in northern parts of Balochistan especially Harnai and Jhal Magsi, a satellite channel reported.