Rain and floods devastation in Australia, lights of more than 2 lakh houses go off

Rain and floods devastation in Australia, lights of more than 2 lakh houses go off

MELBOURNE : More than 200,000 homes lost their lights due to devastation caused by storms and floods in southeast Australia. Meteorologist Kevin Parkin said winds of up to 119 kilometers per hour and up to 20 centimeters of rain lashed Victoria state and its capital Melbourne on Wednesday night, uprooting trees, leaving people trapped in cars and homes. However, there is no report of any serious injury. Tim Weibush, chief of the state emergency service, said Thursday also rained with strong winds and rivers were in spate.

220 homes east of Melbourne have been ordered to be evacuated. Officials said Australia's second most populous state has never experienced such strong winds and rain since 2008. Major roads have been closed due to floods, landslides and felling of trees. There is also a danger of falling electrical wires. In Victoria, more than 200,000 homes have gone out.

Emergency services have received more than 5,000 calls for help, of which 3,500 were related to trees falling on homes and people trapped. Police and the state ambulance service said a woman in her 40s was taken to the hospital. He suffered a head injury after a tree fell on his house. In Australia's most populous state of New South Wales, on the northern border of Victoria, heavy snowfall on Thursday caused power outages to hundreds of homes.


Those who do not get corona vaccine will have sim block

Those who do not get corona vaccine will have sim block

Peshawar: In countries like America, where many kinds of temptations are being given to promote the anti-corona vaccination campaign, Pakistan has come down to threats. There has been a threat to block the SIM card in Pakistan for not getting the vaccine. This decision was taken by the Punjab Government of Pakistan on Thursday.

According to media reports, during a meeting chaired by Dr. Yasmin Rashid, Health Minister of Punjab province in Pakistan, it was decided that the SIM cards of those who do not get the vaccine will be blocked. Civil and military officers were present in the meeting. During the meeting, the officials decided that walk-in vaccination will be started for people above 18 years of age from June 12. Let us tell you that by the end of December this year, Pakistan has set a target to vaccinate 70 million people.

The provincial government will set up mobile vaccination camps outside shrines across the province and vaccinate people with cancer and AIDS on a priority basis. The government said that people will be able to attend cinema, restaurants and weddings only after getting the vaccine. The decision comes at a time when the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) announced the opening of walk-in vaccination facility for all citizens above 18 from Friday, June 11.


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