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AFP
September 9, 2010

Flood: Dadu on red alert

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AFP
September 9, 2010

DADU: At least 11 out of 15 union councils of Dadu were put on red alert in view of imminent flooding, as the breach in FP Bund in district Dadu’s Tehsil Juhi widened to 115 feet.
Army Engineering Corps have been tasked to plug the breach in FP protective embankment with local people and Irrigation department personnel lending a helping hand for the purpose. The local population in Tehsil Dadu started moving to safer locations after the administration issued red alert in view of imminent flooding here.
Reports said that mass migration from Dadu continued and population of the 11 union councils have vacated their houses and moved to safer places. The floodwater pouring out of breach has already inundated at least 45 villages and crops standing on several acres of land.
DCO Dadu Muhammed Iqbal Memon said the 11 union councils of Dadu include Karo goth,Philigi, Mondar Sial, Phatt Sharif, Pipri, Khuda Abad and Muradabad.Meanwhile, the floodwater streaming out of Suprio embankment besieged Mehar city from three quarters with 90 per cent population in the city evacuated.

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