Sunday, August 14, 2011

Breach in LBOD widens, more than 100 villages flooded

 Updated at: 0713 PST,  Monday, August 15, 2011
Breach in LBOD widens, more than 100 villages flooded BADIN: The damage caused by breaches in canals and saline nullahs that have flooded a vast area, continues in district Badin, Geo News reported.

According to reports, due to overflowing and reverse flow in the Left Bank Outfall Drain (LBOD) there is fear of more breaches and more flooding. The breach developed in the biggest saline nullah of Asia, LBOD, further widened to 200 feet and have inundated more than 100 villages. Flood water has inundated grid station in Pangrio as well.

The authorities concerned are yet to plug breaches that have flooded a vast area and washed away standing crops on hundreds of thousands of acres of land.

A large number of people are still marooned in the far-flung coastal villages of Badin district, with no road link to safer areas restored even after the days of heavy monsoon pour that played havoc with the area.

So far thousands of people are rescued and shifted to relief camps by Pak army and Navy personnel.

The camps set up by district administration lack basic facilities including food.


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