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Warning of more floods in Pakistan: lake swells with monsoon rains | Pakistan

Officials in Pakistan warned that more flooding was expected as Lake Manchar in south of the country was swollen with unprecedented monsoon rains that brought in of death of almost 1300 people.

Meteorologists predicted more rain in in region in coming days and the authorities called on the villagers in Jamshoro and Dadu districts of Sindh province near the lake for evacuation. rising According to them, the water reached a dangerous level and posed a threat to the protective dam and embankment. Lake to the west of the Indus River, the largest natural freshwater lake in Pakistan and one of the biggest in Asia.

Fariduddin Mustafa, Administrator for Jamshor district, said on Sunday that officials made tie-in to the lake embankment allow extra water for escape and eventually flowed into the Indus, but the water continued to flow. rise.

Mustafa said: “After we assessed the water level, it reached a dangerous level … and there were fears that the embankment of the lake may collapse in at any moment the administration decided to make a cut on Bag-e-Yusuf side to prevent any uncontrolled flow of water.”

development the day came after Pakistan filed an appeal again to international community for assistance to the victims of flood, which left millions homeless people across the country. Aircraft from several countries delivered goods to the country through a humanitarian air bridge.

Many officials and experts blame the unusual monsoon rains and flooding. on climate change, including the UN secretary generalAntonio Guterres, who last the week is called on in world stop sleepwalking deadly a crisis. He will visit Pakistan on September 9 to tour flood-hit areas and meet with officials.

In his latest report, National Disaster Management Authority of Pakistan delivered death from mid-June when the monsoon rains started a few weeks before year – at 1290 a.s. more Deaths have been reported from flood affected areas of provinces of Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan.

Authorities said rescue work is underway on Sunday with troops and volunteers using helicopters and boats to get there people stuck out of from flooded areas to relief camps, where they were provided with shelter, food and medical care.

relief camps were set up in government buildings serving dozens of thousands of people while thousands more took refuge on roadsides on higher Earth.

According to the original government estimated destruction caused $10bn (£8.6bn) in damage but planning minister Ahsan Iqbal said on Saturday ‘scale of the devastation is enormous and requires huge humanitarian aid for 33 million people”.

Updated Request for international help came as Pakistan received 30 aircraft with humanitarian cargo from Turkey, China, UAE, France, Uzbekistan, etc. countries with more expected aircraft in coming days.

two members of US Congress, Sheila Jackson and Tom Suozzi were supposed to arrive in Pakistan on Sunday to visit flood-affected areas and meet with officials.

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Derrick Santistevan
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