Karachi, Jul 31: Pakistan Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has visited flood-ravaged Balochistan province and assured the affected people of all possible help in their rescue and rehabilitation as the death toll from the monsoon rains and flash flooding across the country on Sunday reached 320, news agency PTI reported.
Balochistan province is the worst affected due to the heavy rains and flash floods and has recorded 127 deaths so far.
Prime Minister Sharif while talking to the media after visiting Quetta on Saturday announced compensation packages for those killed or displaced during the heavy monsoon rains and flash flooding which have been going on across Pakistan for the last five weeks.
Since mid-June, the monsoon rains have led to swollen rivers and damaged highways and bridges, disrupting traffic all across the country.
Sharif said that some 13,000 houses have been fully destroyed or partially damaged in Balochistan, which recorded the highest death toll, followed by Sindh including Pakistan’s biggest city Karachi where around 70 people have lost their lives in rain-related incidents in five weeks.
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According to the National and Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), there have also been around 60 fatalities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and another 50 in Punjab.
Shahbaz Sharif visited the areas affected the most by the rain-induced floods and met with affected people, promising them all possible help from the federal and provincial governments, including compensation packages of one million rupees for each victim.
Naseer Ahmed Nasar, the Director-General PDMA in Balochistan, said that till Saturday 127 fatalities had been reported across the province.
He said rescue workers found 11 more bodies in the Noshki, Lasbela, Chaghi, and Zhob districts of Balochistan. “We know 46 children and 32 women are also among the dead,” he added.
The Pakistan Army, Frontier Corps, and rescue workers from the PDMA were carrying out rescue and relief operations in all floods-affected parts of Balochistan.
Thousands of stranded people in the Lasbela and Jhal Magsi districts of Balochistan had been rescued in the operation so far while floods had damaged around 13,000 mud-walled houses in Quetta, Pishin, Jaffarabad, Khuzdar, Kohlu, Barkhan, Lasbela and Jhal Magsi districts of Balochistan.
The floods have also led to a suspension of train service between Pakistan and Iran after various portions of railway track between the two countries were washed away.
Woman stabs boyfriend for ‘looking at other women’
According to FOX news, a Florida woman is in jail after she allegedly used rabies needles to stab her boyfriend because he was apparently looking at other women.
Sandra Jimenez, 44, was charged with aggravated battery in connection with a Saturday incident at a home shared with her boyfriend, according to a Miami-Dade Police Department arrest affidavit seen by FOX 35 Orlando.
Officers responded to a hospital following a report of a man who was stabbed in the eye with a needle. The victim told police that Jimenez used their dogs’ rabies needles to pierce his right eyelid during an argument about him “looking at other women,” the affidavit read.
Jimenez allegedly jumped on her boyfriend of eight years while he was lying on the couch and stabbed him with the needles before leaving their home when she “realized what she had done.”
The victim called 911 and was rushed to a hospital, where he spoke with officers about the attack.
Police later found Jimenez sleeping in her car outside the home and arrested her, the affidavit said. Jimenez claimed that her boyfriend’s injuries were “self-inflicted” when she was questioned by police about the alleged attack.
She is in custody at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on $7,500 bond, according to arrest records.
Ultimate family adventure | Mother to 22 Children at 26, plans to have over 105 Kids
A woman in Russia who loves embracing motherhood, is a mother to 22 children. It has also been found that she aims to take the count of her children to over 100.
According to reports, a 26-year-old woman named Christina Ozturk, who lives in Georgia, Russia, is a mother to 22 children. It has been reported that her eldest daughter, Victoria, who is 9 years old, is the only one who was conceived naturally. All the other 21 children were born through surrogacy. She became a mother of around 20 children in 2020 through surrogacy.
Christina is married to Galip Ozturk, who is 32 years older than her and is currently 58 years old. Earlier in an interview, they revealed that they plan to have 105 children. Galip is a millionaire and the owner of a hotel chain in Georgia. Earlier this year, he was sentenced to jail on charges of buying and possessing illegal drugs. Currently, the couple is welcoming their children into this world with the help of surrogacy, which will help Galip become a father even while being in jail.
In february this year, Christina even launched a book in which she shared her experience of being a mom to so many children. She revealed that ever since her husband was arrested, she had to take care of the children alone. She even talked about all the challenges she had to face as she had to take care of all the children without their father.
In an interview with a magazine, Christina Ozturk shared that between March 2020 and July 2021, she spent around Rs 1.4 crore on surrogacy. She further added that at one point, 16 midwives were working together in the house, and were given a salary of more than Rs 68 lakh.
At least 128 killed, several injured as strong earthquake strikes Nepal
A powerful earthquake that struck Nepal’s western Jajarkot district on Saturday caused at least 128 deaths and several injuries, according to Reuters quoting officials.
The earthquake also caused buildings as far away as New Delhi in neighboring India to tremble.
The magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck on Friday at 11:47 p.m. (1802 GMT), according to Nepal’s National Seismological Centre. The U.S. Geological Survey recorded the earthquake at 5.6, while the German Research Center for Geosciences downgraded it from 6.2 to 5.7.
Quoting police spokesman, Reuters reported that 92 people were killed in Jajarkot and 36 in neighbouring Rukum West district, both in Karnali province.
The epicentre was in the village of Ramidanda.At least 85 people were injured in Rukum West and 55 in Jajarkot, an official in the prime minister’s office said, while Sharma said at least 50 people were in hospitals in Jajarkot alone
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