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Sindh on his toes as Lake Manchar heaves

HYDERABAD:

Devastating floods caused by rain in country that has already ravaged Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and parts of Punjab is leaving millions homeless and over 1250 people dead in their wake continues to wreak havoc in Sind.

Situation on Lake Manchar, the largest natural freshwater lake in Pakistan becomes critical with every day, threatening life and assets of residents of five union tips of Jamshor district.

Sehwan Airport, installation of oil company and also Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah home village, located in the five UCs are Bubak, Aarazi, Wahar, Jaffarabad and Channa.

Deputy Commissioner Jamshoro Captain (ret.) Fariduddin Mustafa on An evacuation order was issued on Saturday for in people of five UC saying they should move out to safer places.

The water level in the lake rose further to 123 low levels (RL) amid strong winds.

During his recent visit to Lake Manchar, the chief of Sindh minister said the water level in the lake would have been dangerous if it had reached 123 feet, which at the time was 120.75 feet.

The raging waters of the lake flooded two rural towns – Jhangar and Bajara – and nearby villages. on Saturday.

Villages and cities are particularly at risk rising water pressure on embankments of the lake after the flooding of the cities of Jhangar and Bajar.

” next 24 hours will be very critical”, – said DK. “We keep watch on shore day and night.

The road links of a lot of small cities and villages with Sehwan already under water. The lake receives about 40,000 cubic seconds of water from the Main Nara Valley (MNV) runoff and mountain streams. However, only about 25,000 cubic seconds are released. in Indus river and 15,000 pieces preserved in Lake.

However, Sindh Minister of Irrigation Jam Khan Shoro gave a beam of hope, provided that the lakeside embankments withstand the strong pressure of the water for pair of days more.

“In order to save Manchar Lake and adjacent territories, we decided to stop the discharge of The water of the Indus River at the Guddu and Sukkur dams,” he told reporters. media.

The river cannot take much water from the two outlets of the lake near Sehwan because it is flooded, but if the water level in the river is shrinking more water from the lake can be dumped into the river.

minister said additional benefit of reduction of river flow at two dams result in diversion of water from flooded areas of Khairpur and Naushehro Feroze districts.

“We will release flash floods from Khairpur and Naushero. in Indus from Candiaro escape,” he added.

flood level increased to 559,989 cubic seconds at Sukkur Dam on On Saturday, but dropped to 532,634 cubic seconds at Guddu Dam.

It’s on the Cotri Dam, which last one to the Arabian Sea, 575,141 pieces were recorded.

Separately, water from the mountains of Balochistan flooded the rural town of Gadji Khukhawar. in Larkana, on Saturday. Water entered the city, breaking through the ring embankment erected by the locals. people and entered homes, shops, medical facilities and government offices.

Water flowing from the breach of the Suprio embankment and blocking the Indus highway flooded Gaji Kuhawar.

KN shah flood

Inhabitants of flooded Khairpur Nathan Shah taluka of Dadu District blamed government for leaving them in poverty, not providing them with rations, tents and other necessary things for the survival of their livestock.

At the protests in Dadu, they turned to the chief justice of Pakistan should pay attention to why their taluka has always been flooded with heavy rains and floods, putting of their suffering on in government.

They claimed that 70% of city ​​population approximately 250,000 people moved out but 30% people remained behind protect their homes properties and assets.

Those people need rations, water and tents for survival.

Read also: Khairpur Nathan Shah went under water

Meanwhile, people of mehar taluka of Dadu spent another day trying to reinforce the embankment.

Women and children worked side by side with them men save your city.

“We must save Mekhar, because there is nothing else leftsaid the old woman, referring to all the flooded villages. on Outskirts of Mehar.

Inhabitants of these villages have taken refuge mainly on roads and pieces of unoccupied lands in Mehar. The flood is reported to have surrounded a 30-kilometer radius. of in area.

in left bank areas of The Indus River, rainwater flowing from the faults and blocking Puran Dhoro, Hakro Dhoro and the left bank drain, held cities and hundreds of villages in Mirpurkhas and Badin under water.

57 more killed

Damage from catastrophic floods continues to rise climb on Saturday with 57 more deaths, 25 of their children as the country seized with rescue operation of on an almost unprecedented scale.

high level body set up to coordinate relief efforts met in Islamabad with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in debriefing chair of catastrophe.

Record monsoon rains and melting glaciers in the northern mountains brought floods that affected 33 million people. people and killed at least 1265 people. people including 441 children.

Flood, accused on climate change is still spreading.

Proportion of children’s death caused concern.

On Friday, the United Nations children agency reported that risk of “a lot of more”Child mortality from disease after the flood.

Floods that inundated a third of country was preceded by four heatwaves and numerous raging wildfires, the head of the disaster management department told a high-level meeting, emphasizing the impact of changing of the climate in nation of South Asia.

” year 2022 brought harsh realities of changing of the climate for Pakistan,” Lt. Gen. Akhtar Nawaz, head of the National Disaster Management Authority, said at a briefing. for top leadership of the country.

“This year we did not witness the spring season – we faced four waves of heat caused large-scale forest fires across the country,” he said.

The fires were particularly strong in Balochistan, destroying the stripes of cedar forests and other vegetation close to areas now under water.

Balochistan received 436% more rain than 30-year average this monsoon. The province suffered extensive destruction, including a washout of key rail and road networks, as well as breakdowns in telecommunications and power infrastructure, the report said.

The country received almost 190% more rain than 30-year average in in quarter to August, only 390.7 millimeters (15.38 in).

Sindh was the heaviest hit receiving 464% more rain than 30-year average. Help flowed in from the number of countries, with in first humanitarian aid flight from France has landed on Saturday morning in Islamabad.

But the greatest charity group said there is still millions who relief and rescue efforts were not achieved. Initial estimates of damage estimated at $10 billion, but research is still being done with international organizations.

United Nations for $160 million in help help fight what he said was an “unprecedented climate disaster” as Pakistan’s navy inflated out carry domestically out relief operations in sea-like areas. (According to Reuters)

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Derrick Santistevan
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