DADU: The number of submerged villages of Kachho area of Dadu district reached 50 on Sunday due to alarming water level rise and breaches in Nai Gaj River. At least 200 katcha houses demolished and 500 solar tube-wells submerged by gushing flood water. More than two hundred thousand acres of standing crops, including those of rice and vegetables, have been inundated.
The rain-fed river water has inundated 70km long and 22km wide area in Dadu district while the flood water depth was three to four feet. The gushing water is flowing towards the Manchar Lake, which is the river's end point.
Over 1500 families have been affected by the flood. Thousands of people, including women and children, have been stranded in gushing flood water. The people have started shifting to safe areas. Pakistan Army and district administration have started relief operation while help from National Disaster Management Authority has been sought to provide relief operation.
The land link of 200 villages with Dadu city has been disconnected due to submerging of routes leading to the city. Link of many villages have also been disconnected with Johi town of the Dadu district.
The routes among the villages have also been inundated. The people are facing difficulties getting food supply and are unable to reach required destinations.
Submerged villages include Sewo Jamali, Ketti Sajawal, Ketti Wasan, Kando Babar, Bahawal Babar, Jam Babar, Sher Mohammad Talpur, Raju Gandho, Drigh Bala, Haji Khan, Fateh Brohi, Rodnani Golo Faqir, Sawro Chhani, Yar Mohammad Lund and others.
People of the affected villages have appealed to the authorities to provide them medicines and food supplies immediately as thousands of people have been stranded in the flood water.