SUKKUR - A bridge on Rohri-Saleh Patt Road near RD-71 collapsed due to floodwater pressure on Monday.

The bridge on a saline water drain (Seem Nullah), was said to be in a precarious condition and not worthy for use.

Traffic suspended after collapse of the bridge, which was connecting Sukkur to Saleh Patt, Choondko and Sanghar. People of the area are facing hardships after breaking of the bridge.

Local administration has failed to take notice of the situation and mitigate it with an alternative to address disruption of the communication link.

Moreover, in Dadu 35 more villages have submerged in the floodwater and several houses have collapsed. Flood affected people are sitting on roadsides under the sky without any help from the authorities. Floodwater has also drowned crops standing on thousands of acres of land in the area.

Huge areas of Sindh are still underwater and hundreds of thousands of people have been forced from their homes. The government says the lives of nearly 33 million people have been disrupted in unprecedented flooding in Pakistan.

Thousands of people waiting for shelter in Sukkur division

Thousands of people have been lodged in tents or are waiting for shelter under open sky along the main highway and dykes in Sukkur, Khairpur, Ghotki and other areas of the region. Either side of the highway could be seen inundated by floodwater for miles. 

Hundreds of citizens of Khairpur district were seen leaving the area on mini-trucks, vans and rickshaws. Many others along with their livestock were also spotted trudging along the road under the baking sun in Thari Mirwah, Sobhodero, Faiz Gunj, Kingri, Gambat and Kot Diji talukad of Khairpur  Breaches in nullahs in Thari Mirwah, Faiz Gunj and Gambat had inundated hundreds of villages. Faiz Gunj and Thari Mirwah cities are also submerged, which displaced thousands of people. 

People of Gambat city also fear flooding on Monday, if authorities failed to fortify the nullahs. 

In Naushehroferoze, over 50 villages are still submerged despite the passage of several days and locals are facing an outbreak of waterborne diseases.