QUETTA (APP) After a wide breach in Tori embankment along the River Indus and breaches at three points in Begari Canal caused entrance of fresh flood of 80,000 cusecs into District Jaffarabad, with water rising up to 10 to 12 feet. Meanwhile, the Agriculture Department Thursday said standing rice crop on over 350,000 acres of land in Naseerabad Division had been washed away, resulting in imminent food crisis in the region. Hundreds of thousands of people were reported stranded in Rojhan Jamali, Suhbatpur and Osta Muhammad. The fresh flooding inundated Suhbatpur after submerging Hairdin, Manjhipur, Mew Khan and Daulatpur. Floodwater besieged Osta Muhammad from three sides while the outskirts of the town had already been under water. On the other hand, 132KV grid station at Suhbatpur is also underwater. In Suhbatpur, three minor girls identified as Khadija, Faryal and Sania died of cholera while 11 children died of gastroenteritis in Dera Murad Jamali, Sibi, Pashin and Awaran who had been identified as Asghar, Naik Muhammad, Zahoor Ahmed, Qurban, Khadija, Waheed Ahmed and others. The situation is worsening as thousands of flood survivors are forced to live under open sky along the roads in very hot weather, with the threat of epidemics looming around. The health experts have warned that malaria would breakout in the flood-affected areas in coming days due to growth of mosquitoes in the stagnant water. To add salt to the wounds, bandits continued looting evacuated houses and shops in Dera Allah Yar, Suhbatpur, Osta Muhammad, Rojhan Jamali and other areas. According to Chief Secretary Balochistan Mir Ahmed Bakhsh Lehri, the flash floods had washed away 2,584 villages in the province. He said millions of the flood-affected people urgently required clean drinking water bottles, cooked food, medicines, tents, snakebite vaccine and utensils. Provincial Minister Rahila Durrani, who distributed cooked food amongst flood victims taking shelter on Mecongi Road and Killi Ismail in Quetta, told journalists that over 200,000 flood survivors had reached the provincial capital and were facing shortage of cooked food and drinking water. Dr Owais at a medical camp on Jan Muhammad Road said many of the uprooted people were suffering from cholera, gastroenteritis and skin diseases.