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No area in the province remains unaffected from flooding: Murad Ali Shah

Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah said that no area in the province remains unaffected from flooding.

“It seems like the entire Indus River has overflowed across Sindh,” he lamented, informing how the recent floods are more devastating than the ones inundating the province in 2010 and 2011 combined.

CM Murad added that rescue and relief operation teams have found it challenging to continue their activities in the midst of persistent rains.

During briefing by Mirpurkhas’ commissioner, the CM was told that Umerkot has received 570mm rain, Kunri 644, Samaro 676, and Pithoro 337 mm. The downpour has claimed four lives and injured 10 others, so far.

Additionally, rains have also submerged cotton and other crops standing over 88,885 acres, while around 60,300 homes have been destroyed.

More than 400,000 people have displaced of which 4,923 have been shifted to 32 relief camps who are being provided with food and medical aid.

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