Floodwater from Balochistan enters Khairpur Nathan Shah

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Leaving a trail of devastation behind, floodwater from Balochistan on Wednesday entered in Khairpur Nathan Shah after causing breach in the Main Nara Valley Drain.

After overtopping the Indus Highway, the floodwater is heading towards Juhi and surrounding the town from all four sides.

An earlier report said that after breach in the Main Nara Valley drain, the floodwater has entered the Degree College, hospital and also ravaged around 100 houses in the New City Colony near the college in Juhi.

An increase in water in the Main Nara Valley drain also posing threat to Dadu, the main town in the district.

A spokesperson of Pakistan Navy has said that 253 people have been rescued with boats from Gozo village of Dadu district. In the late night rescue operation, rescued persons were shifted via helicopters to safer place.

Four dead bodies among five persons drowned in Sehwan, have been retrieved, according the navy spokesman. Moreover, an evacuation operation has been underway at Meeran Maachhi and Raees Jamal Hassan Goth. Flood victims are being provided medical facilities, ration items, food and other essential items, Pakistan Navy spokesman added.

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