Friday, January 27

Tag: Indus River

(City): Five drown as Indus floods hundreds of villages in Sindh

Karachi:Six people drowned Thursday as Indus River flooded hundreds of villages from Kashmore to Dadu region in Sindh. The river is at medium flood, damaging crops and forcing people to shift to safer areas. The river's upper flow at Guddu Barrage is 569,570 cusecs while its Sukkur Barrage upper flow is 489,235. The upper Kotri Barrage flow is 212,563 cusecs. A man, Ghulam Nabi Sandurani, and his son Barkat Sandurani drowned in Indus River flood at Sarhad area of Ghotki when they were shifting to safe area. In another incident, a woman was drowned in flooded katcha area near Pano Aqil. The villagers were searching for her. Many katch area village have been unindated in Pano Aqil taluka. Separately, two girls drowned in boat capsizing in flood water near Pirjo Goth. Luckily, 28 ...

(District): Three girls drown in Indus River

Mithyani:Three sisters were drowned in Indus River in Katcha area of Mithyani on Thursday. The three daughters of Ghulam Mustafa Bhutto - Aqeela, aged 19, Shazia, 18, Tasleem, 10, residents of village Murad Korejo, came to visit Indus River with their brother within the limits of Farid Dero police station when they slipped into the deep river water and drowned. On hue and cry, the villagers rushed to the scene and after hectic efforts for hours, recovered the bodies of two sisters Aqeela and Tasleem while search for Shazia was going on. The bodies were shifted to a local hospital for medico-legal formalities and later handed over to the heirs. Shazia and Aqeela were married. The incident has created a mourning atmosphere in the village.