Flood situation in Sindh

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Tuesday, 04 August 2015 15:56
With the rising level of water in the River Indus, almost all the Katcha area between the Guddu Barrage and Sukkur Barrage and 50 per cent Katcha areas between Sukkur barrage and Kotri barrage have come under floodwater.

As many as 83 villages in the Katcha areas in three talukas of Jamshoro have been submerged. The villages – including 28 in the barrage’s upstream taluka of Sehwan, 25 in Manjhand taluka and another 30 in the downstream Kotri taluka – have an estimated population of 9,820 people.

Of the over 150,000 people inhabiting these Katcha areas, over 50,000 have been shifted to relief camps, established at various protective bunds. There is, however, a constant complaint about lack of amenities at the camps.

The rising water level at Sindh’s barrages is putting great pressure on the protective bunds, especially the Machko bund near Ubauro, Shank bund near Ghotki, Ulra Jagir bund near Pir Jo Goth, Moria bund near Naudero and Akil Agani bund near Larkana.

Meanwhile, army personnel have been deployed at the Khairpur-Larkana bridge as the structure is under tremendous pressure. The army is also engaged in efforts to fortify the Shank, Moria and Akil Agani bunds.

Reports from Larkana suggest that the gushing waters of the mighty Indus are also putting pressure on Moria bund, where the army has been deployed as the bund is declared vulnerable.

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