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Four Dadu villages flooded as canal dyke develops breach.

DADU -- A 100-feet-wide breach occurred in Dadu canal at village Bandhi Sial, some five kilometres away from Dadu city, inundating four villages of Bhai Khan Lashari, Pandhi Sial, Bachal Khoso and Jatoi Goth, and 2,000 acres agricultural land while flooding 25 fish ponds.

Dadu irrigation (southern division) Executive Engineer Khushi Mohammad Shaikh said that owing to increasing water level in Dadu canal, the breach had occurred. He said that efforts were made to plug the breach and water had been reduced from the head of Dadu canal. Flood-fighting material was provided at the spot, he added.

Bachal Khan, a villager of Bachal Khan Khoso, said that suddenly the breach had occurred in Dadu canal and flooded four villages and five fish ponds. The villagers had shifted their families to Larkana-Sehwan Bund, he said.

Sukkur Barrage chief engineer Saeed Ahmed Jagirani also visited the breach site, accompanied by other officials.

Meanwhile, the 30-feet-wide breach which had developed in Kuddan Shakh on Thursday at village Walidad Chandio near Khairpur Nathan Shah had been plugged. It has inundated eight villages and 5,000 acres of land.

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Publication:Dawn (Karachi, Pakistan)
Date:Aug 31, 2019
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