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Spell of torrential rain ends in Pakistan

08-11-2010 14:39 BJT

ISLAMABAD, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- The Flood Forecasting Division ( FFD) of Pakistan has announced cessation of torrential rains which triggered a second wave of flood in the Indus River, reported local media Dawn on Wednesday.

According to the report, the second wave was of less magnitude than the first which was passing through the Sukkur barrage along the Indus River in Pakistan's southern Sindh province on Tuesday, causing widespread damage to property and human misery in Sindh.

The second flood is likely to cause more human misery and destruction to property and crops on its way to the Arabian Sea because it would spill over to the areas already affected by the first wave, the report quoted an FFD official as saying.

FFD chief Hazrat Mir said the monsoon low pressure had merged into the seasonal low over Balochistan and the strong westerly wave which was accentuating the monsoon low had moved over to China. The monsoon current from the Arabian Sea has also weakened.

"There will be a break in the rain in the next three days. However, there could be scattered or isolated rain because of some extra moisture in the air in some parts of the country," said Mir.

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: Xinhua

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