Flood wreak havoc in South Waziristan; crops, buildings damaged

Our Correspondent

Flash floods wreaked havoc in the different areas of the district as the standing crops of grain and gram on thousands of acres of lands were swept away by flood torrents on Tuesday after consecutive rain of five hours in Tank and its neighboring mountainous range of the tribal district South Waziristan.

Flood torrents entered village Gara Baloch, Barakheil, Kot Allah Dad, Pir Kuch and Farid Abad in the wee hours of the day, where the dwellers were trapped in their villages as the floods swept away the communication bridges of most of the aforementioned areas.

The standing crops of grain and gram of Jattatar circle were also damaged by the floods.

The locals of village Kot Allah Dad and other areas took to the roads and protested the loathsome attitude of the district administration for not initiating any arrangements to tackle the flood situation.

Talking to media persons at the flood scene near village Muhabbat, Malik Amir Kot Allah Dad and others deplored that despite their repeated requests, the district administration and the provincial government had been turning a deaf ear to make proper arrangements to meet the flood situation.

They blamed that due to diversion of all flood water to “Pir Kuch” flood Nullah , most of areas of the Jattatar belt were stroked by floods and damaged the communication bridges, crops and roads, they maintained and demanded of the government to make instant arrangements for equal distribution of flood water to the different flood nullahs so that the same the situation may not occur in future.

Meanwhile, Assistant Commissioner Zahid Khan Jatoi arrived at the flood scenes to monitor the flood.