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Navy relief operation continues in flood-hit areas of Sindh

SINDH: The Pakistan Navy continued its flood relief efforts and rescue operations in different parts of Sindh province on Saturday.

According to a statement issued by the navy spokesman, the relief operations of the Pakistan Navy to meet post-flood eventualities and to ensure restoration of flooded areas in the province continued.

The spokesman further said its emergency response teams were supplying basic food necessities and medical care to flood victims in different parts of the province.

Pakistan Navy diving teams equipped with boats and special diving kits carried out Search and Rescue operation at District Badin and District Tando Bago in coordination with District administration,” the Navy official added.

Additionally, the Navy’s diving and response teams were stationed at different areas in Karachi for relief activities and to counter any potential emergency situation due to flooding.

Navy troops and mobile medical teams provided relief goods and free medicines to hundreds of locals in various localities including Allah Bux Goth, Mirpur Bathoro, Ramzan Ghagar Goth and Umer Ghagar.

In addition, a medical team also provided medical aid to over 300 people predisposed to various diseases due to flooding at Sujawal and Mir Pur Mathelo.

In continuation of relief assistance, food packets and clean water were distributed amongst more than 2,500 vulnerable families at Hindu Goth, Surjani Town and Korangi in Karachi. Rains have wreaked havoc in the country during the recent monsoon season. 

Sindh being the worst-hit province in the country, lives were paralyzed in Karachi and in various districts of Sindh as well as parts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan provinces.

At least 80 people were killed in Sindh including 47 in Karachi, 16 in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and eight across Punjab in rain-related incidents.

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