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FLASH FLOOD: Flood Water Enters Sindh Leaving Behind A Trail Of Destruction


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Flood water continues to rage as its sweeps away Katcha areas in Sindh after KPK, Punjab and Gilgit Baltistan.

As water level in the Indus River rises, large swathes of Katcha areas in Sindh on Monday August 3 were inundated. So far, rain and flood related incidents have claimed at least 11 more lives across Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) and tribal areas.

On the hand, almost 1,000 families were stranded in Gilgit-Baltistan’s Naltar Valley for over a week because of the reason that roads leading to the valley are swept away by floods and landslides.

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On Sunday night, a flash flood struck G-B’s Kharmang Valley, as a result some 20 bridges and 10 houses were damaged. In Diamer, damage caused to the water channels is posing a threat to crops and trees.

Almost, 83 villages in the Katcha areas in three talukas of Jamshoro, Sindh have been submerged. The villages swept away have an estimated population of 9,820 people.
Over 50,000 people have been shifted to relief camps, established at various safe areas. However, there are continuous complaints about lack of amenities at the camps.

Pakistan Navy besides transporting people to safe areas is providing them with essential medical assistance. For this reason a tent colony has also been established by Pakistan Navy at Khairpur which provides temporary shelter to the displaced people.