Residents of Katcha again warned to evacuate in Thatta

The residents of two villages of katcha areas in Thatta district near Jhirik, Rajoo Nizamani and Tando Hafiz Shah, have been warned to evacuate toward safer places in view of the expected super flood to pass from here in this week.

This warning was issued by District Coordination Officer (DCO) Manzoor Ali Shaikh while addressing an emergency press conference in his office on Tuesday.

Chief Engineer Kotri barrage Manzoor Shaikh and army commander were also present in the press conference.

DCO said that the population of Rajoo Nizamani is about 10000, while that of Tando Hafiz Shah is about 8000. He said that both villages are located within the katcha area within the embankments of Indus River.

He said that he had already sent transport to these villages for evacuation. He said that Rangers had been assigned to help evacuation of people in cooperation with local representatives.

He said that several people have shifted to their relatives, while other will be kept in relief camps.

To a question, Manzoor Shaikh said that so far 77000 people have been evacuated from katcha areas, out of them about 40000 are housed in relief camps.

He said that the most vulnerable points are Soorjani and Monarki near Sujawal. He said the army jawans have already been deployed at these two vulnerable points for round the clock vigilance so as to avert any eventuality.

He said that Indus River has 27 creeks from where water will flow down toward Arabic ocean.

To a question, DCO said that super flood is expected to pass through downstream Kotri from this district in next 4 days. He said that all measure had been taken for strengthening of embankments so as to avert any eventuality.

He prayed for safe passage of the super flood water towards the sea.