KARACHI: The floodwater torrent from Manchhar Lake has inundated Indus Highway after submerging seven union councils as the authorities kept fighting on preventing the roaring lake from bursting its banks, on Wednesday.
It is learnt that Larkana-Hyderabad Indus Highway has been inundated completely while the land connection of Dadu and Larkana with Sehwan and Hyderabad has been cut off.
“The Indus Highway from Wahar to Sehwan Toll Plaza is submerged. The police have blocked the road by erecting barriers,” the motorway police said.
Mohenjo-Daro Airport closure adds to people’s woes
The Mohenjo-Daro Airport, which has been lying closed for three years, is adding to the problems of people who are stranded in their areas due to the closure of main roads amid floods.
The Larkana-Hyderabad-Karachi Indus Highway is blocked due to floodwater. Similarly, the Sukkur-Sukrand-Hyderabad National Highway is also closed for traffic due to inundation.
The locals have demanded that the flight operation at Mohenjo-Daro Airport should be resumed immediately.
Flood victims in Khairpur Nathan Shah still helpless
The flood-hit people in Khairpur Nathan Shah, living on the roofs of their houses, hungry and thirsty, are still waiting for aid.
They told the media that no one had informed them about the floodwater torrent which inundated their area, leaving them stranded on the roofs of their houses.
They added that dozens of stranded people were falling prey to different diseases including malaria and diarrhea. “Due to the lack of medical facilities, the lives of many people are at risk,” they expressed concern.
Flood situation in other areas of Sindh
Jama Lakheer Goth of Dadu district has been inundated completely, and the people are moving from one place to another on the charpoys tied to drums.
The floodwater has wreaked havoc on the villages of Tando Muhammad Khan. The locals have moved to safer places.
The floodwater has also submerged hundreds of villages in Jhangra area of Benazirabad.
Moreover, Hundreds of villages along Indus River have also been inundated.