Floodwater swamps Sindh’s under-developed areas

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HYDERABAD / PESHAWAR / SUKKUR: As rising water in the River Indus inundated large swathes of Katcha areas in Sindh on Monday, rain and flood related incidents killed at least 11 more people across Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) and tribal areas, according to local media sources.

Nearly 1,000 families are stranded in Gilgit-Baltistan’s Naltar Valley for over a week as roads leading to the valley are swept away by floods and landslides. A flash flood also hit the G-B’s Kharmang Valley on Sunday night, damaging some 20 bridges and 10 houses, according to official reports.

In Diamer, the destruction of water channels is posing a threat to crops and trees, reportedly.

Meanwhile, the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) and the district administration in Chitral distributed relief items for 200 families in Ramboor and Bumboret valleys. Work is also under way to reconstruct roads and link bridges, sources revealed.