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High level flood in Sukkur Barrage as victims rise to 57 – Pakistan

Dadu district in Sindh continued face the threat of widespread devastation on Saturday as high flood passed through the Sukkur dam, and the water level was constantly rising on Lake Manchar.

According to a report from the Flood Forecasting Division, a senior flood of Today at 6:00 am, 559,988 cubic seconds passed through the Sukkur Dam.

The situation worsened by noon when Rafiq Ahmed Jamali, MNA from Dadu, said: Dawn.com that flood waters poured into the Jokhi tehsil area, parts of who were already flooded.


Key Developments

  • Flood death the death toll reaches 1265 people, with 57 casualties reported during last 24 hours
  • High level flood passing through the sukkur dam
  • Water level on in rise in Lake Manchar
  • Over 15,000 flood shelter victims in Karachi relief camps
  • Additional Help arrives from France
  • meteorological office says more rain expected in Punjab and KP
  • Restoration work on power supply flood- affected areas under implementation

Dadu region has become out to be new epicenter of flooding when water flows to the south of the country after destruction in areas up north.

Record monsoon rains and melting glaciers in the northern mountains brought floods that killed at least 1,265 people. people from June 14, with 57 casualties reported during last 24 hoursaccording to the National Disaster Management Administration (NDMA). total amount of people who According to the NDMA, the number of victims is 12,577 people.

Friday Dadu citycapital of its namesake district, was surrounded by flood waters – with flooded Khairpur Nathan Shah city to north; Lake Manchar in the south; outflow of the Nara Main Valley (MNV) to the west; and the Indus in the east.

In the Dadu area, several villages were found to be up to 11 feet deep. of water, according to Bashir Khan, a local resident who is in contact with people left in in area. “My house underwater, i left my place four days ago with my family,” he said Reuters.

In nearby Mehar, the inhabitants were building dam in According to him, this is an attempt to prevent flood waters from entering the city.

Efforts are being made to rescue stranded people and families, Dadu Syed Murtaza Ali Shah said.

This was previously announced by the chief engineer of the Kotri dam. Dawn on phone that “we’ll get a peak of high flood who passed by the Sukkur Dam on 25-th of August”. At the time, he seemed confident that river dams in its territorial jurisdiction was secure and strong enough to resist the currents. Sukkur dam passed first high flood peak of 579,753 cubic seconds on August 25 at 6 am.

Separate water level in Lake Manchar was also on in rise, which prompted Deputy Commissioner Jamshoro Fariduddin Mustafa issue a flood anxiety.

He said while talking to Dawn.com today, what if the water level rise in addition, residents of nearby settlements may be evacuated.

Sardar Sikandar Rakhopoto, MNA from Sehwan, said Dawn.com that the protective dams of the lake are being monitored and relief measures are being taken.

A day ago, the lake received runoff from the Nara Valley Main Watershed (MNVD), known as the Right Bank Watershed (RBOD-I). Violations reported in MNVD, which received mountain streams and caused violations in embankment for flood protection (FP) on several locations.

Subsequently, the lake’s inflow into the Indus River was measured at between 10,000 and 15,000 cubic seconds.

“Now the Indus River does not receive huge torrents like this already with very strong currents. Earlier thread of 30,000 cubic seconds were easily ejected from the lake,” said Mahesh Kumar, an irrigation worker. Dawn from Lake Manchar.

Saturday MPA Mujib ul Haq from area said while talking to Dawn.com that the technique was used and work work was underway to strengthen the protective dam on MNVD law side.

“More than 15,000 flood victims are housed in relief camps in Karachi’

Storage in view looming threat, hundreds of families in province took refuge on roads, the only land in vision for a lot of. Many lead for urban centers, like Karachi, which for now escaped the flood.

According to Sindh Information Minister Sharjil Inam Memon, 15,274 people. flood the victims were given asylum in 39 relief camps set up in six areas of in city already.

minister said in today’s announcement that 7,350 people have been accommodated in 15 camps in Eastern District, 3490 in created 6 camps in Western District, 3175 in Eight camps of Malir, 793 in seven camps in Keamari and 466 in the only camp set up in Korangi.

He added that the two camps were set up in central area where flood sacrifices will be placed soon.

“Flood victims are provided with cooked food, water, mosquito repellent. nets and medicines” in relief camps, he said.

This was announced by Deputy Commissioner Dadu Syed Murtaza Ali. Dawn.com that 201 registered relief camps were set up in district government buildings, while “thousands of families lived on roads” who were provided with food twice day.

Additional Help arrives

Pakistan struggling to respond to floods, given their unprecedented scale. government said 33 million people — 15pcs of this is population — suffered.

United Nations for $160 million in help help cope with what he said was an “unprecedented climate disaster” and countries were expanding financial and moral support with promises for more.

French plane carrying humanitarian aid this morning for flood victims landed at Islamabad airport, ministry of The National Health Service said in a tweet referring to a ministry representative.

The spokesman said Health Minister Abdul Kadir Patel received the plane’s crew, engineers team and the French ambassador who accompanied them.

Then in in the afternoon Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority posted more Photo of received French aid.

Work is underway to restore power supply

This was stated by the Minister of Information Marriyum Aurangzeb. work restore power supply flood- affected areas on on an emergency basis, in line with directives of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.

Exchange of updates in a series of tweets, she said that the power supply is from 46 network stations of distribution companies out of 81 were damaged restored.

information minister added that initially 881 feeder of 11 kilovolts were damaged by floods, and to date 475 of these feeders have been refurbished.

Moreover, she continued, 35 feeders in flood-affected areas were not yet operational due to risk of electric shock. Twenty five of these feeders were in Balochistan and five each in According to her, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Marryum said that two power lines of The National Freight Forwarding Company, which ran from Sibi to Quetta and from Dadu to Khuzdar, was damaged due to of floods. The line between Dadu and Khuzdar will be repaired by tomorrow to provide 300 megawatts. of electricity in flood- affected areas added.

Repair of the transmission line between Sibi and Quetta will be completed by 10 September. minister said.

Separately, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif praised government departments and public servants for their “amazing work” in rehabilitation of flood- affected areas.

“Massive national Efforts are underway to restore basic services in in flood-hit area,” he tweeted.

More rain expected

According to weather forecasts more rain, but of less intensity than attested in previous weeks in September.

In the published forecast on On Saturday, the Pakistan Meteorological Department reported that rain-wind/thunderstorms were probably in upper parts of country until Tuesday.

“Weak monsoon currents from the Arabian Sea penetrate the upper and central parts of country,” the Met Office said in a statement.

Under their influence, he added rain-wind / thunderstorm, with sporadic heavy falls expected in Azad Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Murri, Attoq, Chakwal, Jhelum, Sialkot, Narowal, Lahore, Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sheikhupura, Mianwali, Khushab, Sargodha, Hafizabad, Mandi Bahauddin, Jang and Faisalabad from Saturday to Tuesday.

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa rain-wind/thunderstorm, with sporadic heavy falls expected in Dir, Swat, Kohistan, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Haripur, Malakand, Bajaur, Peshawar, Mardan, Charsadda, Swabi, Nowshera, Kurram, Kohat and Waziristan on Sunday and Monday, the Met office said.


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