Flood: Water-logging hits several villages near Naundero

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NAUNDERO,: Flood affected people pass through rainwater stagnant after rising water in Indus River in Naundero on Monday, August 10, 2015.

NAUNDERO, Aug 10 : After arrival of massive flood water in Indus River, salty water has surfaced in all the villages located on the riverside of Moria Bund, Agani Loop Bund and Nusrat Loop Bund (dyke) due to which people of as many as six villages held protest demonstration in their villages and demanded immediate remedy.
The affected villages include Wahid Bux Agani, Bhambho Shaikh, Izzat Ji Wandh, Faiz Muhammad Jeho, Shaikh-Khokhar, Ghulam Ali Shaikh & other villages. Due to water logged, many katcha and makeshift houses of the poor villagers have been damaged and few of them have also collapsed down.
A visit to these affected villages showed that the paths leading to their homes were filled with salinity water and the handpumps were also under this bad water. Two pumping stations have been established but due to worst electricity load shedding, these have become idle as they cannot be operated properly to drain out the standing water.
In village Wahid Bux Agani, which consists of about 150 houses, 4 to 5 ft water, is seen standing in the houses in the streets while the womenfolk, children and men had to pass through it daily several times due to which skin diseases have also surfaced.
Unbearable bad smell is also coming out of the stagnant water which has made the lives of the residents miserable besides emerging of mosquitoes. Gastro disease has also become common specially among the children because of non-availability of potable drinking water.
Gul Mir Agani, Gul Hassan, Sahab, Rafique, Rabail Agani and others held a protest demonstration against the district administration in the village on Monday demanding installation of dewatering station specifically for this salinity water which has become very poisonous as their cattle is also not drinking it, they said.
They said that they have also lost their costly crops sown over hundreds of acres & have thus undergone severe losses due to this single problem. Graveyard of village Izzat Ji Wandh, school and outer side of the village was also found under knee deep water. The villagers further said that two pumping stations were established each in village Agani and Izzat Ji Wandh but due to prolonged power outages these have become useless for them demanding five more such stations be established in the affected areas without loss of further time to save precious lives.

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