Pakistan Navy rescues 372 people from flood-hit Sukkur

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SUKKUR: Pakistan Navy Rescue team evacuating the stranded flood affected people shifting towards safe places as the flood water hit area after rising water in the River Indus due to heavy downpour of monsoon season in Sukkur District

ISLAMABAD, Jul 29: In connection with its ongoing flood relief operation, Pakistan Navy’s teams have rescued 372 people including women, men and children from different areas of district Sukkur.
During the Rescue Operation ‘Madad’, the personnel have been evacuated from Saeedabad, Goth Ali Nawaz, Hussain Buksh Lashair, Sohbat Baloch and Kingri of district Sukkur to safer places, said a PN press release issued here on Wednesday.
While establishing its relief operation headquarters at Sujawal, Pakistan Navy’s Diving and Rescue teams equipped with Zulu
boats, de-flooding pumps, life jackets and life saving medicines are functioning and deployed at Kingri, Ghotki, Khairpur, Sukkur, Badin and Jati.
The Emergency Relief Teams (ERTs) have also been put on the high alert in the areas of Lahore, Ormara, Makran, Pasni, Gwadar, Jiwani, Turbat, Shah Bandar, Sujawal and Ghotki to meet any eventuality.
All possible arrangements for safe evacuation of flood affectees, search and rescue of missing persons and provision of
medical assistance and other necessities have been made.
Transportation of required equipments and supplies has also been ensured.
Liaison with PDMA (Sindh/Balochistan/Punjab) and the local government is being maintained, medical teams are on high alert and the situation of flood is being closely monitored for any prompt response.

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