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Cyclone Biparjoy to Hit Sindh’s Keti Bandar as Thousands Evacuated

Pakistan’s Minister for Climate Change Sherry Rehman on Thursday said that the intensity of the cyclone storm will increase amid nearing the shore of Keti Bandar in Sindh province and Indian Gujrat.

While speaking to the media on the tropical cyclone, Minister Rehman in Islamabad said, some 62,000 people in southern Pakistan and 74,000 people in Indian Gujrat were shifted to safe places after the severe storm forecast.     

She said the government is trying to evacuate masses to safer places and it is the only remedy to cope with cyclones in the world. She further added the radius of the present cyclone appears to be greater than the previous one of 1999.

Sherry Rehman said Pakistan Army, Rangers, district administrations, provincial disaster management authority and other departments are working together to help the people move to safe shelters before they get affected.

According to the forecasts of meteorologists, a strong storm and tornado known as BIPARJOY is going to reach the coasts of India and Pakistan at a speed of 150 km per hour on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the Indian meteorological department has warned of serious damages, destruction of agricultural products, cutting off communication lines and power outages, saying the storm may reach Jakhau port city on Thursday night.

According to experts, climate change and increased global warming may cause tornadoes and severe storms, which will have serious impacts on the living conditions of the people in different corners of the world.