Deluge shows no respite; many parts of Sindh cut off

The relentless floods continued to wash away various parts of Punjab and Sindh, a private TV channel reported on Monday.

Water wiped out many villages when the dyke at River Chenab breached near Jatoi. The gushing flood developed a 30 feet wide breach on road near Dadu-Moro Bridge suspending ground communication of Naushehro Feroze, Dadu, Larkana and Nawabshah from rest of the country.

Breach on a road in Nowshera inundated 10 villages of Kutcha area; however, DPO Nowshehra denied the news. On the other hand, yesternight’s torrential rains exacerbated the water surge around Jacobabad as city roads have been submerged.

Pressure increased on protective embankments as a fresh flood tide battered Kuthca area of Khairpur while Muslim Chajra dyke on River Chenab at Jatoi developed a breach inundating some 15 villages.

Floodwater in River Indus submerged Kotla Androon whereas increasing pressure on Hanmola Bund posed serious threat to Fazalpur forcing the locals to shift to safer places. Merciless waters wiped out 20 villages around Mithan Kot besides inundating Khawaja Fareed Library.

On the other hand, an exceptionally high flood is being reported at Sukkur and Guddu Barrage as water flow is increased by 30,000 cusecs in Guddu and 13,000 cusecs in Sukkur Barrage. In Tarbela, water level is just 7 feet below from the highest level.

River Swat is in high flood at Khwazakhela where the water outflow is 20,412 cusecs while same is being recorded at Chashma, Attock areas in River Sindh and in Nowshehra at River Kabul and in Dir Talash at River Panjkora. Kalabagh and Head Panjnand is in medium flood whereas Kotri is in low flood. Outflow and inflow at Kalabagh stood at 490,552 cusecs.