KARACHI/ LARKANA/DADU - The next 24 hours are crucial for Mehar and Johi tehsils of District Dadu as the gushing floodwaters have accumulated around the cities while about 80 percent population has shifted to safe place. Moreover, a 30-feet wide breach occurred in the Superio embankment near Mehar, inundated 30 villages in Mehar where 15,000 people were still awaiting to be rescued. The water is moving towards Mehar city and road links between Dadu, Mehar and Seeta have been disconnected as the water has submerged all main roads, a private news channel reported on Monday. Though, the water flow in Indus River, at three barrages, is on the decline, a number of towns and settled areas are still under the threat due to the flow of floodwater from breaches to the river and canals. The Sindh Irrigation Department, in its report about water position in the province, has said that River Indus is flowing in low flood at Guddu and Sukkur Barrages, and likely to remain so during the next 24 hours. However, at Kotri Barrage, it is flowing in Very High Flood which may continue in same position during the next 24 hours. The department said that water flow at Guddu was recorded at 0.328 million cusec, at Sukkur Barrage 0.306 million cusec and at Kotri, it was 0.678 million cusec with high flood. According to the Irrigation Department, the floodwater spewed through a breach in MS Bund, has flooded the Taluka Sujawal while Chohar Jamali Town is under floodwater threat. Similarly, the floodwater of Tori Breach is rushing towards Hamal Lake through MNV Drain (RBOD-I). The water has flooded the villages near Nasirabad area and moving towards Nasirabad Town and Dhamrah Branch is under pressure. Warah Town is also under flood threat, the Irrigation Department said and added that most of the people from the area had moved to safe places. Meanwhile, flood water overtopped Supro Bund (embankment) and flowing towards Mehar Town of District Dadu, which is also under the threat. On other side, the water has overtopped (cuts) the Johi Branch near Kali Mori and flowing towards Johi town, which is also under floodwater threat. However, the floodwater flowing towards Manchhar through MNV Drain as the banks of MNV Drain are under heavy pressure and has spilled over at many places, leaving various villages inundated in the area, the department added. Furthermore, the water overtopped the Bank of Khudawah (last defence to Khairpur Nathan Shah Town). It may be mentioned here that Khairpur Nathan Shah Town and Indus Highway from Dadu to Larkana is under water, while the floodwater is rushing towards Sitta Road area. The whole Katcha area up-stream and down-stream Kotri Barrage is fully inundated and there is heavy pressure on the banks, while strict vigilance was being carried out round the clock along the bunds and the situation is under control, the Irrigation Department claimed. Meanwhile, Sindh Culture Minister Sassui Palijo rejected the statistics of the Federal Flood Commission (FFC) and alleged that Federal organisation deliberately increased the losses of Punjab, showing its bias against the smaller provinces. She said that financial losses of Sindh, showed by FFC were not according to fact as two third area of Sindh province was still under floodwater. In lower Sindh, floodwater is advancing towards Golarchi town in district Badin after flooding Jati town. The flood victims of Jati and Chohar Jamali towns have moved to Thatta, Makli and Hyderabad for safety. The situation is a bit serious in Johi town and Dadu. We are taking all-out measures to save them from ravaging floodwaters, Sindh Irrigation Minister Jam Saifullah Dharejo told AFP. The water is 20 km away from Dadu city but we cannot rule out a serious threat to this city, one of the largest in the north of Sindh, Dharejo said. We are making all our efforts to save Dadu and Johi, he added. District Coordination Officer Iqbal Memon said Johi was more in danger from the advancing floods. The floodwaters are fast heading towards Johi town after inundating most parts of Khairpur Nathan Shah and Mehar towns and several surrounding villages in District Dadu, he said. For two days, we are employing all available means to strengthen the protective embankments around Dadu and Johi but the threat still remains, he said. About 80 percent of the Johi population had already fled to safer areas. Memon, however, asked the 300,000 residents of Dadu not to panic. The people of Dadu city should remain vigilant for any serious situation that could come across, he said. Meanwhile, army troops evacuated 2,644 people from various flood-hit areas of Jati, Mehar, Johi, Shahdad Kot and Sajawal, the military said in a statement. According to daily report issued by the Federal Flood Commission, the River Indus at rest of the locations and all other rivers, including Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej were flowing normal. The very high flood to high flood situation at Kotri Barrage is expected to continue during the next 4-5 days which can result in inundation and riverine flooding in low lying areas of districts Hyderabad, Thatta, Badin and adjoining areas along both sides of Indus River upstream and downstream of Kotri Barrage, especially Shahdadkot, Thatta, Sajawal, Mirpur Bathoro, Mirpur Sakro, Jhang Shahi, Allah Rakhio, Jamshoro, Matiari, Makaro, Ketibander, Shahbander etc. Meanwhile, hundreds of flood affected people at the relief camp set up at Municipal Stadium Larkana staged a sit-in and burnt tyres against the behaviour of the camp In-charge and non provision of food and other facilities to them. Talking to media men, they alleged that local administration had not provided them food for the last three days. They alleged that a Saudi-based organisation handed over about 500 bags of 38 kg relief goods packs along with 5 kg oil bottle each to EDO Agriculture Tharoo Mall and DO Rasool Bux Roongho for distribution amongst the food affected families. But after the departure of representative of International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO) Saudi Arabia and former DCO Larkana Syed Hassan Navqi, the EDO Agriculture, DO Rasool Bux Rungho and other officials concerned took away the truckloads to an unknown location, well-placed sources confirmed. The protestors also appealed to President Asif Zardari and the Prime Minister to take a stern action against the officials concerned and provide them with food and other facilities. According to the reports, various dead bodies of men, women and children have been found in the flood-hit areas of Kamber-Shahdadkot and Dadu districts. The reports said that about 4,50,000 livestock have died or slaughtered in Larkana and Kamber-Shahdadkot districts out of which 188449 are buffaloes and 134685 goats/sheeps.