DADU: Strong flash floods overturned a bus carrying more than forty passengers close to the Indus Highway, Mehar Bypass, rescue officials stated Tuesday, as the disaster continues to wreak havoc throughout the country.
The officials said that three out of the forty people had been swept away in the floods, while the remaining have been luckily saved via onsite rescue teams.
The passenger bus used to be heading towards Larkana, they added.
The Mehar Indus Highway is presently inundated after floods hit the area, while both of the highway’s tracks have been closed for traffic.
More than forty villages in Mehar’s Mangwani Union Council have submerged.
Pakistan is coping with catastrophic floods that have killed more than 1,100 people, destroyed infrastructure and crops, and affected 33 million people.
Early estimates put the damage from the floods at more than $10 billion, the government has said, including that the world had an obligation to assist the South Asian country cope with the consequences of man-made climate change.
Torrential rain has brought about flash floods that have crashed down from northern mountains, destroying buildings and bridges, and washing away roads and crops.
Huge volumes of water are pouring into the Indus river, which flows down the center of the country from its northern peaks to southern plains, bringing flooding alongside its length.