Recent rains damage Moenjodaro ruins beyond repair

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Karachi, Aug 5 : The recent incessant rains have reportedly reduced the ruins of Moenjodaro, dating back to 3500 BC, to such an extent that they can't be repaired.

Large quantity of rainwater has accumulated in the ruins of the archaeological site and could cause irreversible damage if immediate steps are not taken to drain out the water, reported the Daily Times.

The historical ruins of Moenjodaro are located on eastern side of Indus River at distance of five kilometres, and about 20 kilometres on the south of Larkana district.

The recent monsoon showers inundated several areas in interior Sindh and according to Chief Meteorologist Muhammad Riaz, the Larkana district received about 63 millimetres of rain on Saturday. During the heavy downpour, some walls were partially damaged and rainwater accumulated in different parts of the historical city. Local residents of Moenjodaro town alleged that despite passage of three days, no initiatives have yet been taken by the authorities concerned for drainage of the rainwater from the ruins.

But, Sindh Minister for Culture and Tourism Sassui Palejo said that though this issue did not relate to her ministry, she had directed the Larkana DCO for drainage of rainwater from the ruins.

She said after her directives the Larkana DCO has sent two machines and some labourers to the historical site to drain out the rainwater.

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