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Hundreds of villages in Mehar, Khairpur Nathan Shah are flooded

Hundreds of villages in Dadu district’s Mehar, Khairpur, Nathan Shah, and Juhi tehsils have been submerged by the rising waters of the Dadu river.

A large number of people have been, and continue to be, evacuated from the impacted areas.

Approximately 70% of Juhi has been flooded. The Ring Dyke, the city’s last line of defense, is undergoing reinforcement. To prevent the city from being flooded, residents are helping to strengthen the bund.

The Ring Dyke, located next to Juhi College, has been inundated by floodwaters, cutting off Tehsil Juhi from the district administration building by land. In addition, the land bridge between Juhi and Bhan Saeedabad has been demolished.

The N55 Indus Highway between Khairpur Nathan Shah and Mehar has been flooded, cutting off all vehicle access between Mehar and the rest of Sindh, Balochistan, and Punjab.

More than three hundred settlements in the Indus River’s catchment basin have been impacted by the flooding. The Khairpur watershed areas were also impacted by the high Indus River flood.

Intense floodwaters are on their way to the cities of Mehar and Khairpur Nathan Shah.

To make matters worse, another five holes opened up in the Left Bank Outfall Drain, bringing the total of holes to 12. In the Indus River, the water level is slowly rising at the Akil Agani Loop Bund, with an inflow rate of 600,000 cusecs.

Crops, highways, marketplaces, and shops have all been destroyed by the flooding in the province, leading to a major food and water crisis in the districts hardest struck by the disaster.

A dyke has broken in Qamber Shahdadkot, causing an urgent situation in the tehsils of Sajawal and Wara. The break has caused the flooding of hundreds of villages. And in Manchar Lake, the flooding has gotten even worse.

There is nowhere for the displaced folks to go, so they are sitting on roadways with their children.

The National Highway in Naushahro Feroze became flooded, producing traffic jams that stretched 40-50 kilometers, from Kandiaro to Moro. Vehicles carrying aid for flood victims are unable to move due to traffic congestion.

The massive amounts of floodwater that have accumulated in cities like Thatta, Badin, Sanghar, and Mirpurkhas have not been able to be removed as of yet. Due to the flooding, thousands of people have been left stranded and are currently in need of rescue.

Mahnur Mehfooz
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Mahnur is MS(development Studies)Student at NUST University, completed BS Hons in Eng Literature. Content Writer, Policy analyst, Climate Change specialist, Teacher, HR Recruiter.

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