A high-level flood passed through Sukkur Barrage on Saturday while the water levels are persistently rising at the Manchhar Lake.
Sindh’s Dadu district is besieged by water and faces the continued threat of widespread devastation as a surge of water flowed down the Indus river.
As of 6 am on Saturday, a high-level flood of 559,988 cusecs was passing through Sukkur Barrage, reported Flood Forecasting Division.
In the latest development reported, the floodwater had been gushing towards the district’s Johi tehsil, parts of which were already inundated.
Dadu city, the capital of its namesake district, has submerged in water, with an inundated Khairpur Nathan Shah city to the north; Manchar Lake to the south; the Main Nara Valley (MNV) drain to the west; and the Indus to the east.
The MNV drain, some 8km from Dadu, is reported to be under full water pressure at its right embankment.
Thousands of citizens in nearby villages of Dadu and Sehwan brace for more flood water.
The death toll from devastating floods in Pakistan crosses 1,200.
According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), the record monsoon rains and melting glaciers in northern mountains brought floods that have killed at least 1,265 people since June 14, with 57 casualties reported during the last 24 hours,
The total number of people who have suffered injuries stands at 12,577, the NDMA said.