KARACHI: Pakistan Navy flood relief and rescue operation “Madad” continues to help flood stricken people of Sajawal, Chuhar Jamali and Shah Bandar after providing support at Sukkur, Khairpur, Pano Aqil, Larkana, Badin and Nawabshah.

Pakistan Navy teams responded promptly after erosion of dikes near Shah Bandar and Chauhar Jamali and started relief and rescue work in the affected areas, said a statement issued by ISPR here on Saturday.

Pakistan Navy helicopters Sea King and Zulu boats are being extensively utilised in the flood-hit areas. During the last 24 hours, more than 500 maroon people including women and children have been evacuated from the flood battered areas and shifted them to safe places. Three tonnes of ration has also been distributed through Pakistan Navy Sea King helicopters amongst the flood affectees. Numerous Marines’ pickets have been established at Surjani Bund and Bacha (Monarki) Band to observe flood situation and erosion on the Bund.

Moreover, Pakistan Navy rescue teams provided logistics support at Goth Kuddario near Shah Bandar in coordination with the local administration and assisted locals for plugging and strengthening the Bund in the vicinity of Chuahr Jamali.–Staff Reporter