THATTA (Agencies) Troops and workers were on a 'war footing Sunday as they battled to save Thatta after most of the population of 300,000 fled advancing floodwaters. The water is still two kilometres away from Thatta where the armed forces and the local administratiion workers are working on war footing to save the city, senior city official Hadi Bakhsh Kalhoro told AFP on Sunday. The Army brought a maximum of resources to try to fill up the breach. Almost all the people have left Thatta to safer places, all shops and schools are closed, he said. Water levels were still rising in the district, but Kalhoro said: We are hopeful that we can save at least Thatta city in two days. An AFP reporter said the road linking Thatta with Sajawal had been flooded and closed to all vehicular traffic, while Kalhoro said an electricity grid station near Sujawal had been flooded. The military said its engineers had repaired an important embankment in the south and were trying to protect the highway linking Thatta with Karachi. Sindh Home Minister Zulfiqar Mirza said people were reluctant to go to relief camps because they feared there would not be enough supplies. People are not going to relief camps because theyre afraid of the lack of food and medicine there, he told reporters. In Karachi weve set up a camp for 40,000 people, but so far not a single (displaced person) has turned up there, he said. At the massive Kotri barrage embankment which protects Hyderabad, engineer Qadir Palijo said Sunday that water levels were falling. The water is slowly receding in Kotri but still increasing down in the south (towards Thatta). The process of recession of the water is slow but we hope the pace will increase in a couple of days, he told AFP. Meanwhile, floodwater has submerged Sajawal, a town of some 250,000 people. Earlier, floodwater entered the Sajawal Grid Station, causing suspension of electricity supply to Sajawal, Chohar Jamali, Jati, Mirpur Bhuttoro and other areas. Power supply to most parts of Thatta was suspended after a main cable fell. However, electricity supply to these areas would be restored soon.