The disruption happened naturally in Nara Valley Main Drain (MNVD), commonly known as the Right Bank Drain-I, on RD-10 upstream of Lake Manchar. on Tuesday, which is expected to lower the water level in According to officials, it is the largest lake in the country.
Chief Engineer, Water and Energy Development Authority (Water) in Sukkur Naeem Kadir Mangi confirmed the development, explaining that a “tributary” was created, since Manchargar did not receive water from the MNVD for in last pair of days.
“Finally this influx washed away part of of in bank on RD-10, causing a violation in MNVD.
According to Sindh Special Minister for Irrigation Jamal Mangan, “The hole in the RD-10 help deplete [water] level”.
Lake Mancharya witnessed a surge in its water level in the last days like flood waters from north and mountain streams from Balochistan flow south to merge in Sindh, leaving behind trail of death and destruction.
As of 6 am today, water level in Manchar was recorded at 123.25 feet. reduced level, Mangan said.
reduced level of An altitude of 124 feet is considered dangerous.
Later engineer of This was announced by the provincial department of irrigation Mahesh Kumar. Dawn.com that water in lake dropped to 123.2 feet reduced level. Was one decimal point less than level of 123.3 RL, recorded the previous night, he added.
Earlier, the authorities broke through the dam of the lake at two in the morning. locations, in attempt to save densely populated cities of Sehwan and Bhan Saidabad from flooding by diverting water to less populated areas.
Mangan said that water flowing from breaches at RD-14 and 52 was accumulating. in pocket. “Now the water flows from the breach in MNVD on RD-10 will also the end up in the same pocket.
BUT Dawn.com A correspondent present on the spot reported that about five people were washed away by the raging water and later rescued after the water gushed through the breach in the MNVD.
He said that five people were on motorcycles and passing by a drain when path they were on collapsed and they fell in raging waters.
Meanwhile there were also reports of flood in five union tips of Sehvan – Jafferabad, Bubak, Vahur, Channa and Arazi – aggravated as results of holes on RD-14 and 52.
Reports of the flood began on Monday, with in first the violation was made on Sunday.
Dawn reported that the runway at Shahbaz Sehwan Airport was under a foot of water, and the Pak-Arab refinery, located in in area was also flooded.
Meanwhile there were also reports of over 100 villages in In Sehwan’s five affected UCs, the floods are intensifying, forcing residents to evacuate.
Sardar Sikandar Rakhopoto, MNA from Sehwan, said Dawn.com on tuesday that population of about 150,000 have been affected by violations on Dike Manchara and most of affected families and individuals were evacuated.
Separately, Deputy Commissioner Jamshoro Fariduddin Mustafa said residents affected by the floods are being provided with rations, cooked food and other services.
Being downstream on Indus river, southern regions of the country has witnessed the swelling of river waters flowing from north. Dams and reservoirs in Pakistan are limited. already overflows and cannot be used to stop downstream streams.
An update on flood forecasting department website showed that there is a high level flood in Indus River at Cotri.
eleven more Deaths reported
Separately, the National Flood Response Coordination Center (NFRCC) reported that the floods claimed 11 lives. over in past 24 hours across the country, taking death from June 14 to 1325 people.
Scattered thunder/rain of moderate intensity with some big drops were expected over upper catchment of all major rivers along Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamabad and Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Lahore and Faisalabad, the report said.
The center reported that 363 army helicopters were delivered to various areas for evacuation people. “AT last 24 hours25 sorties delivered and evacuated 131 stranded people and delivered 32 tons of relief items to flood affects”, latest update said.
it added that so far 3,716 stranded people have been evacuated by these helicopter sorties.
Further in the center it was reported that there were 147 relief camps. in Sindh, South Punjab and Balochistan, and 284 reliefs item collection points have been established throughout the country.
“To date, more than 250 medical camps have been established. in which the more more than 97,000 patients have been treated across the country and received free medicine for 3-5 days,” the NFRCC said in a statement.
Center also said that the construction of Saggu Bridge on H-95 (D.I. Khan) was in progress and will probably be completed by today.
“Power supply restored in Khuzdar and repair work on Dadu-Sibi-Quetta Power Line in progress”, – the message says, adding that gas supplies in Quetta was partially restored.
International aid continues
Meanwhile Japan announced it will provide emergency grant aid of $7 million to Pakistan, according to news permission issued by the Japanese embassy.
Japanese Ambassador to Pakistan Mitsuhiro Wada reaffirms his commitment support country and assured government was ready for help in flood-affected people.
“Given the rapid rising scale of needs, we take it into account critical expand our best support and stand available injured,” he said.
Qatar also announced he launched air bridge to continue the relief campaign for flood affected, according to a Qatar Fund press release for Development.
It said that the plane with humanitarian aid was sent through Emiri. air strength, in cooperation with Standing Committee for Search and rescue of internal security forces of Lehwiya, Qatar Charity and Qatar Red Crescent, containing 23 tons of medical materials drugs and special materials improve the conditions of the shelter.
United Nations Refugee Agency also said it scaled up support to Pakistan.
“Starting Sunday, UNHCR launched a massive airlift operation from Dubai to concentrate on most affected areas of the southern province of Sindh, where Larkana and Sukkur are the most affected cities. in country with limited help for persons displaced from their homes, who demand various essentials,” says news agency release.
it added what first three of nine regular flights arrived on Monday in Pakistan – with the other five on them way. The aid included 40,000 sleeping mats, almost 15,000 kitchen sets and about 5,000 multipurpose tarps.
UNHCR stated that additional six Flights are operated from Dubai for Wednesday and Thursday, with 4,500 sleeping mats, 400 tarps, and nearly 5,000 kitchen sets.
“UNHCR trucks with tents for about 11,000 families also on road from Uzbekistan with more convoys planned”, UN Refugee Agency added.
The looming health crisis
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.
At the same time, large-scale movements and countries limited resources led to concerns of looming health crisis.
According to the World Health Organization, almost 900 medical facilities were affected by the floods. in country, 180 of them completely destroyed.
Edition: Floods breed a certain, and deadly health crisis
As well as with stagnant water obstructs everywhere people from observing at least a drop of hygiene practices, stomach ailments and skin infections became rampant.
According to Sind government, in In August alone, almost 200,000 cases of acute watery diarrhea and dysentery have been reported among children in flood- affected areas.
Given the state of affairsHealth Minister Abdul Kadir Patel announced this. on Sunday what over 1200 medical relief camps will be set up in more than 20 flood-hit districts this month to provide medical assistance to affected citizens.
Additional contribution from Reuters