ISLAMABAD - The rainwater accumulated in the slum areas of the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi has turned into marshes and is posing a threat to the health of the dwellers of these areas.
Owing to heavy rains in the twin cities, rainwater had accumulated in the slums and had turned the area into little ponds of stagnant water and marshes.
The puddles of the rainwater were the ideal breeding places for mosquitoes that could result in the spread of malaria and dengue. Furthermore, other water-borne diseases like diarrhea could also spread in the area. As the area had been situated in the proximity of the posh areas, the danger of the outbreak of diseases loomed large.
Moreover, the accumulated rainwater was creating problems in the movement of the residents as they faced the risk of slipping, falling down and getting their clothes dirty in the stagnant water. Citizens of the area, especially men and school going children were in real trouble as they had to reach their destinations at any cost.