facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Commission will investigate Pakistan floods

Sept. 13, 2010 at 9:28 AM   |   Comments

1 of 2
| License Photo
LAHORE, Pakistan, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- A judicial commission will attempt to find out why dikes failed in flooding in Pakistan, an official said.

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif announced the group's formation, and said it will visit areas affected by the deadly floods, Dawn News reported Monday.

Widespread flooding has affected 20 million people in Pakistan, and officials in another region are concerned water could spill over gates at Manchhar Lake, near Sehwan Tehsil's Bobak city, flooding Sehwan Airport and the Sehwan-Hyderabad Indus Highway.

Dike failures there could also endanger the 200,000 residents of Bhan Saeedabad, GEO TV said Monday.

Floods in Pakistan have killed more than 1,600 people and left nearly 3 million homeless.

© 2010 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Russian bank boss feeling sanctions pain Russian bank boss feeling sanctions pain
2
Ebola health workers killed in Guinea Ebola health workers killed in Guinea
3
Prince Harry sweeps an adorable little girl off her feet at Invictus Games Prince Harry sweeps an adorable little girl off her feet at Invictus Games
4
Eight people killed in mass shooting in Northern Florida Eight people killed in mass shooting in Northern Florida
5
Scotland says 'No Thanks,' will remain part of the United Kingdom Scotland says 'No Thanks,' will remain part of the United Kingdom
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback