| GEO Pakistan|
| Flood enters Layyah; embankment at risk|
| Updated at: 1057 PST, Sunday, August 01, 2010|
LAYYAH: New flood tide entered Layya today, where city’s protective embankment is in danger, Geo News reported Sunday.
A high flood tide is expected to pass through Taunsa at around 2pm today, unleashing fears regarding inundation of several localities.
At least 110 villages and towns were submerged by Indus River flooding in Taunsa, rendering over 150,000 people homeless.
Pak Army is busy with the rescue activities; however, thousands of people are still stranded in flooded areas, amid persistently surging water level in Indus River.
According to Flood Control Center, a flood tide of 800,000 cusecs would rage through Taunsa at about 2pm today, which may spell out further devastations in the city.
River Indus is on the rise at Layyah.
Several small and large localities are feared to be deluged, as another embankment is reported to have capitulated to water pressure in Sahuwala.
According to DCO Layyah Javed Iqbal, over one million cusecs of water will enter in Layyah limits in the next 36 hours, posing threat of further damages.