February 28, 2024

Manchhar overflows, area people directed to move safer places 

Manchhar - CM

Manchhar overflows, area people directed to move safer places 

SEHWAN Sep 4,2022- As Manchhar overflows, district administration Jamshoro directed the people of localities situated near the lake to evacuate to safer places as the water level at the lake has increased to a dangerous level, posing a threat to breaking the dyke. However announcement did not mention any rescue measure by the authorities.

According to Deputy Commissioner Jamshoro Capt (retd.) Farid-Uddin-Mustafa, the water level at the Manchhar lake is continuously on the rise and feared that the lake’s embankment may cave in at any time. Therefore, the union councils of Wahar, Bobak, Jaffarabad and Chana should be vacated, DC said.

Manchar Lake one of the largest lakes in Asia, is located 18 km away from Sehwan on the west of the Indus River. At present it touched the peak level of 123 RL,

The Deputy Commissioner further said its dyke, RD54 to RD58, is withstanding huge pressure.

CM made an aerial visit to Manchhar Lake

Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah made an aerial visit to Manchhar Lake on Saturday evening, during which he also recorded a video of the flooded areas using his mobile phone.

Irrigation officials gave a briefing to Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah about continuous irrigation in Manchhar

Flood water enters Chief minister’s village

After continuous flooding in Manchar Lake, the water overflowed and entered the Chief Minister’s town of Bajara and Jahangara.

As 3-feet water standing on the road, the land connection between the two cities has been cut.

The victims of the Chief Minister’s village are also forced to migrate to fetch water on their own.

The water level in the lake has risen to 123 RL, which the irrigation authorities say is on the danger line.

Due to the pressure on RD 62, the water in the Danstar canal is overtopping.

Water level in Manchhar Lake heading to peak point

The official said a last-ditch effort will be made to keep the embankment intact. “The next 24 to 48 hours are crucial for the Manchhar Lake,” he cautioned.

Officials said the water has started overflowing from the lake’s banks at some points, triggering panic among the local population of Sehwan.

The residents of Bobak and surrounding areas of the lake demand the city administration breach the embankment at Yousuf Bagh so that hundreds of villages can be saved from inundation.

Due to flooding in Manchhar Lake, the difficulties of those who took shelter on the embankments increased, as due to the flooding, snakes came out in the area.

One Mohammad Qasim Malah was bitten by a snake on the closed RD 62. The victim was taken 18 kilometers away to Sewhan for treatment.