KARACHI Raging floodwaters is still posing a serious threat to Sukkur, and according to the reports, the historical city of Larkana is also threatened by the floodwater after the spur at Aqil Agani was washed away, exposing the wall of the embankment which protects the hometown of Bhuttos. Fresh flood warnings are threatening nine Sindh cities which are Sukkur, Larkana, Khairpur, Naushahro Feroze, Hyderabad, Dadu, Ghauspur, Kandh Kot and Shikarpur. It is feared that Sukkur city, located in the danger zone, could be flooded, as the water level has risen by eight feet. Meanwhile, the agony of millions of displaced persons has not subsided as they continued to face both the nature and manmade miseries with nature forcing them out of their homes and the administration unable to provide them the relief. There is no drinking water and food, and neither the basic medical facilities. There is a looming threat of diseases break out, and if it does, it will be catastrophic for the flood survivors. Reports say no arrangements are visible to shift the hundreds of marooned people from the 22 villages near Mohenjo-daro. Around one million cusecs of water is currently passing through Larkana as a result of which the river embankments are under constant pressure. Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah told reporters that up to 3.5 million people could be affected in the province, although the loss of life had been low. Up to 40 kilometres (25 miles) of Indus Highway is inundated and has been closed. The initial rough estimates show that losses of 35 billion rupees, excluding crops, have been suffered by Sindh, he said. In Sukkur, Government Comprehensive Higher Secondary School has been converted into a relief camp for the displaced families. The tired and expressionless faces at the camp attest to the flood victims search for answers to their misery. 25 families from Unar Goth are at the temporary camp, but they are not the only ones sheltered there. In all, about 500 people have taken refuge in the settlement, and many more are expected to arrive. Tens of thousands of people in District Sukkur have been evacuated from low-lying areas. Unaware of the relief camps established by the government in this area - or unable to reach those camps - many displaced families are waiting for help under open sky. Under these conditions, children are particularly vulnerable to waterborne diseases and other dangers. Water gushing out from the breach of Tori Bund after devastating the farmland and villages in Karampur and Ghauspur is reportedly entered Jacobabad. Efforts are underway to minimise the damage by diverting the gushing water. The Sindh Irrigation and Power Department said the super flood flow at Guddu Barrage was likely to remain between 1.108 million cusecs and 1.130 million cusecs during next 24 years while the expected discharge at Sukkur Barrage would range between 1.105 million cusecs to 1.110 million cusecs. The provisional govt had already declared emergency at the barrage. On the other hand, the water flow in Indus at Tarbela was recorded at 0.483 million cusecs, while Kabul River at Nowshera stood at 0.222 million cusecs. River Indus at Chashma was having a total volume of 0.9 million cusecs. The Sindh Irrigation officials told The Nation that breaches had developed in number of canals in Sindh, inundating more villages in the upper parts the province. The process of identifying the points to develop artificial breach in the embankments was still underway within the top echelon of the Sindh government. On the other hand, the towns of Thal, Ghauspur, Karampur, Hamyoon, Mathiani and other urban and rural areas of Kashmore district had been completely inundated. The locals were stuck in the floodwater, as they had no way out from the devastated sites. Agencies add: As many as 11 flood affectees reportedly died and over 20 others suffered injuries when a speedy truck loaded with relief goods ran over them as they were sitting at National Highway near Thal-Ghotki. Three women and four children were among the victims while the injured were shifted to a nearby hospital. It is important to recall that thousands of floods affectees from various districts of Sindh have taken shelter on the highway along the River Indus. In another incident, three children drowned in River Indus while playing near Punhal. The villagers recovered the body of a child, identified as Bashir Korai, while search for other two was underway. The most affected districts so far in Sindh are Jacobabad and Kashmore as the River Indus is now ready to spread destruction in Khairpur, Naushahro Feroze, Hyderabad and Dadu where the water pressure on the dikes is on the rise at an alarming rate. The provisional ministers had directed the authorities to evacuate the locals from the danger zone otherwise it would be too late. But the situation on the ground is quite different as a large number of people are still stranded in the katcha area. Some say the exact estimate of the losses could only be made after the water was drained out of the submerged areas but they can confirm that the whole of katcha area has been submerged in several feet high water. According to the sources, after a breach in the right bank of the river, around 40,000 people left Ghauspur, Kandh Kot, Kashmore and Shikarpur for Sukkur during a single night. According to the Provisional Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), a total of four million people are expected to be affected by floods in Sindh. Meanwhile, to save the province from possible destruction, the govt has decided to breach some embankments along River Indus. In the first phase, the breaches would be created in safety bank of Kandh Kot, while the exercise would be repeated at Qadirpur and Ali Wahan.