Flood waters recede in Pak, people return

Flood waters recede in Pak, people return

The troops of the army engineering corps have succeeded in plugging the Bharya Sheedi Mori breach in Thatta on river Indus, saving the city from the threat of inundation.

Eighty per cent of the breach has been plugged. People in large numbers are coming back to their houses amid continuing floods in Sajawal, Geo News reported.

Sajawal’s ground links with other areas are still cut off, with all government offices and hospitals under water. The breach in Soojani Molchand Bund could not be plugged owing to the inundation of Sajawal.

The flood current, pounding hundreds of villages in Dadu’s tehsil of Mehar, entered Khairpur Nathan Shah and was roaring towards Dadu and Juhi cities.

According to an official, the breaches in Naseer Shakh, Mir Shakh and Nawab Shakh have put Wara, Gaji Khavar and Naseerabad at risk of inundation and work has been kick-started to construct protective embankments outside these cities on an emergency basis.

Pakistan army and navy have been continuing their effort to rescue people stranded in Qabu Saeed Khan and abutting areas with the help of boats and helicopters.

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