Red Crescent continues rescue, relief

KARACHI: Volunteers of Emergency Response Team (ERT) of Pakistan Red Crescent Sindh Branch had rescued 92 people, provided them First Aid and shifted 31 injured in Red Crescent Ambulances to hospitals during heavy rain in Karachi. Keeping in view the metrological forecast on Friday PRCS Sindh had already alerted it’s all Disaster Management (DM) Cells, District Branches and ERT of Karachi for any emergency.

Torrential rain in some towns of Sindh and light to moderate showers in the rest of the interior areas of the Sindh province caused death of at least 21 persons and injuries to a number of others on Saturday August 3, 2013.

According to a statement released by Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) Sindh Branch that approximately 92 people were evacuated by the Emergency Response Teams (ERT) from their houses to the safer places due to heavy water in the areas (approximately 6 to 10 fit high) and provided First Aid treatment. The Red Crescent Ambulances shifted 31 injured to the nearest hospitals & Clinics and provided First Aid during the transportation.

On Saturday the 3rd August after heavy rains in Sindh, the ERT teams were immediately deployed to their concerned areas for helping the victims of Rain. The ERT carried out rescue work in most affected areas of Karachi including, Saadi Town, New Amroha Society, Kaneez Fatima Society, Safora Chowrangi towards Pehalwan Goth, Bhittaiabad, Gulistan-e-Johar and Gadap Town.

Further said in statement, assessment teams are deployed in the worst affected areas of Karachi, Thatta, Hyderabad, Jacobabad and other affected districts for obtaining detailed information of the affectees so that necessary relief items can be given.

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