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New Flood Threats in Johi Taluka and Dadu, Pakistan, by Indus River

26.7N 67.7E

September 10th, 2010 Category: Floods, Rivers

Pakistan - September 1st, 2010

A UN spokesman said this week that more than 10 million victims of the floods in Pakistan have been left without shelter for six weeks and called the crisis “one of the worst humanitarian disasters in UN history.”

New flood threats are also appearing, as floodwaters breached an embankment at Johi Taluka on Tuesday, submerging 25 villages and affecting around 20,000 people. Residents of the nearby town of Dadu are also on alert after the floodwaters changed direction and headed towards embankments bordering the town.

Both towns are located near the left bank of the Indus River, which can be seen flowing across the center of this image. While the surrounding valley appears green, the river itself is brown in color due to sediments dredged up by the heavy rainfall. The river also appears much wider than normal, as is to be expected from its flooded banks.

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