LARKANA, Dec 6: Widespread rain, which lashed Larkana and Qambar-Shahdadkot districts in Sindh province on Saturday, has caused visible damages to the 5000 years old ruins of Indus civilization Moenjodaro too.
The rain started early on Saturday morning and continued with brief intervals till the filing of this reports, affecting the main stupa, walls in SD area of Moen Jo Daro and other structures.
Water pooled on the stupa?s platform caused fissures and gullies and the rainwater accumulated in other low-lying areas damaged the DK area and HR area.
The curator of the site museum confirmed damages to walls and structures in DK area.?Sources in the Archaeology Department said that the government had not yet released funds to the National Fund for Moenjodaro (NFM) and just appointed the project director and other staff. How could the site be protected from the onslaught of rains without funds, the sources said.
With Eid round the corner, number of visitors to the ruins would double and make the wet walls and structures prone to damages.
The department was contemplating imposing section 144 during Eid days but it would hurt the contractors who had obtained contract for entry tickets, the curator said.
Work on mega drainage project compounded problems and led to traffic jams on many roads. Many areas had been without electricity for 12 hours.
Reports from Qambar and Shahdadkot said that the downpour began early in the morning and continued till the filing of this report.
Power supply to Shahdadkot town came on after 12 hours while Qambar town was plunged into darkness as it started raining and continued till 6 pm.