QUETTA The situation of flood affectees in Jaffarabad is getting worse with each passing day as water level is increasing in Dera Allahyar while gastro epidemic has claimed two more lives and affected hundreds of other people.
Sources said that several villages of Gandakha have been inundated due to fresh water further augmenting the miseries of the people.
They said that still eight to 12 feet water was standing in Dera Allahyar and no efforts were being made to flush out the water from city.
Communication system, electricity and road links of Jaffarabad could not be restored properly and the disconnection of road links is hampering the relief activities.
Sources said flood affectees of Jaffarabad District were facing a dearth of food items, clean drinking water and medicines.
Two women died of gastroenteritis in Jaffarabad surging the number of deaths in different areas to 39, while hundreds of other women and children were affected from this disease.
Affectees living in different areas of Naseerabad, including Dera Murad Jamali, complained that they were not provided proper and adequate relief due to which they had to move to Quetta and other cities so that they could find some work to survive.
We did not get proper relief in Dera Murad Jamali and kept marching until we reached Quetta, said Aziz, an affected person of Jaffarabad who is temporarily staying with his relatives in Quetta.
He said that owing to the wrong policies of the local administration and tribal elders the whole Jaffarabad district had been inundated.
We have lost every thing and now we are searching for work, he added.
On the other hand, relief and rescue activities have been continuing in different affected areas.
Official sources said the Army had set up tent villages in Dera Murad Jamali and Dera Allahyar where affectees were being provided cooked food and medical treatment.

This news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 23-Aug-2010 here.