Areas in neighborhood of Lake Manchar in Sindh hit by flooding on Tuesday even like the water level in the country’s largest lake marginally declined after rising insistently for days.
“Water level in lake dropped a decimal point overnight to 123.2 feet reduced level, engineer of This was announced by the provincial department of irrigation Mahesh Kumar. Dawn.com.
reduced level of An altitude of 124 feet is considered dangerous.
meanwhile, update on flood forecasting department website showed that there is a high level flood in Indus River at Cotri.
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.
So far, floods caused by rains have required total of 1,325 people live across the country since June 14, with 11 deaths were recorded during last 24 hoursaccording to the National Disaster Management Agency.
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.
The subsequent flood in five union tips of Sekhwan – Jafferabad, Bubak, Vahur, Channa and Arazi – worsened.
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.
Also on Tuesday around five people were washed away by the raging waters and then rescued after the water broke into the main drain of the Nara Valley, Dawn.com This was reported by a correspondent present at the scene.
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.
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