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KARACHI: After government in flood-hit Sindh broke through Lake Manchar on Sunday to save densely populated areas from crowds flood water, levels in the country’s largest freshwater lake and its parts of Dadu area was again on in rise on Monday, when authorities struggled to contain devastating floods.
Record monsoon rains and melting glaciers in The northern mountains of Pakistan brought floods that affected 33 million people. people and killed at least 1,314 people, including 458 children, according to the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA).
Lake Manchar, which is used for water supply, already reached a dangerous level, and increased pressure created a threat to the surrounding areas. in Sindh, Jam Khan Shoro, provincial minister for watering, he said.
He said about 100,000 people will be affected by the violation, but it will help save more populated clusters and also reduce water level in another, heavierhit areas.
“By creating a gap, we tried to save Sehwan City. water levels on cities of Johi and Mehar in Dadu District will reduced this violation in lake,” Shoro told Reuters.
On Monday, according to Sher Mohammad Mallah, official in accusation of irrigation cell for lake, water level in in body rose to 125 reduced levels (RL) by noon, up from 123.2RL recorded on Sunday night.
He told Don that the lake’s dams on RDs 80, 75, 20 and 10 had been “flushed out”. over waves and strong winds.
Meanwhile, Reuters reported that this was not the case. clear how a lot of of 100,000 asked to leave them homes would actually do it.
Some flood-displaced people complain that shelters are overcrowded, while others do not want to leave their property.
In addition to historical rainfall, southern cities of Pakistan had to fight with increased flood surge of water flowed down Indus river.
The country has already got almost three times thirty-year average rainfall in in quarter to August, only 390.7 millimeters (15.38 in). Sindh Province, with a population of 50 million was the hardest hit getting 464 percent more rain than 30-year average.
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.
Tarbela Dam on the Indus River in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been loaded – 1,550 feet and 5.8 million acre-feet – for weeks, according to NDMA.
downstream in Sindh, the barriers are under pressure with indus river in height flood level, the NDMA report says. in this is latest situation report.
Authorities also ready for more rain in in north over in next several days up till Tuesday.
“Pakistan Meteorological Administration (PMD) predicts that weak monsoon currents from the Arabian Sea are penetrating into the upper and central parts of of country, which later cause rain-wind/thunderstorm, body said in advisory.
He called on local governments to be on heightened state of vigilance and limit vehicle traffic in areas prone to flash floods and landslides, as well as areas located near watercourses.
He said that certain populations in in north maybe at risk and advised “to evacuate in time.”
“AN UNHAPPY LIFE”
A lot of of Sindh and parts of Balochistan turned into a vast landscape of water, with displaced locals huddled miserably on overpasses, railroad tracks and other hills.
Human and animal waste in fetid water attracts swarms of flies and flashes of Dengue fever reportedly linked to mosquito breeding in swamps.
One pregnant woman in the camp in Punjab said she was desperate for medical attention for a baby from day to day.
mother-of-five knows it could be a difficult birth because baby did not move from the official position.
“I need doctor or midwife. What if something happens to my child?” Fahmida Bibi said.
The UN Population Fund said there were at least 128,000 pregnant women over the weekend. women in flood-hit areas who urgently need care – with expected 42000 give birth in in next three months.
Meanwhile, the night death flood losses increased by 25, of of which 12 were childrenaccording to NDMA update. United Nations children UNICEF reported that risk of “Many more child deaths from disease after the flood.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday addressed UNICEF and others global agencies help control child mortality.
“Like Pakistan battles one of the worst disasters caused by climate, among those hardest hit are childrenSharif said. on Twitter.
On Sunday, humanitarian aid flights landed from UNICEF, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). in Pakistan.
– FROM Reuters, AFP