In pictures: Heroism and hardship in flood-stricken Dadu

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After areas of Dadu were inundated following a breach in the Nai Gaj Dam’s embankment, dramatic scenes of rescue were captured by photographers on Sunday, highlighting the heroism of Pakistan Army soldiers as well as volunteers, who came to the aid of the flood-hit people of the district.

Pakistan Army officials rescue flood-affected people in Dadu’s Johi area, on August 9, 2020. — APP photo by Farhan Khan
People passing through as flood waters pass over a road in Dadu’s Johi area, on August 9, 2020. — APP photo by Farhan Khan
An Edhi worker rescuing a man in chest-high waters in Dadu’s Johi area, on August 9, 2020. — APP photo by Farhan Khan
Edhi workers rescuing people in Dadu’s Johi area, on August 9, 2020. — APP photo by Farhan Khan
A man clings to a bush as he awaits rescue in Dadu’s Johi area, on August 9, 2020. — Online photo by Nadeem Khawer
A displaced woman sits with her belongings on a charpoy in Dadu’s Johi area on August 9, 2020. — Online photo by Nadeem Khawer
People walking across a flooded path, in Dadu’s Johi area, on August 9, 2020. — Online photo by Nadeem Khawer
Edhi workers unload a boat to be used in rescue operations in Dadu’s Johi area on August 9, 2020. — Online photo by Nadeem Khawer
A displaced man resting on a straw mat as rescue efforts were underway in the flood-hit areas of Dadu’s Johi area on August 9, 2020. — Online photo by Nadeem Khawer 
Edhi workers helping people disembark from a rescue boat in Dadu’s Johi area, on August 9, 2020. — APP photo by Farhan Khan
Rescue workers handle a rope attached to a lifesaver amid rescue operations in Dadu’s Johi area, on August 9, 2020. — APP photo by Farhan Khan
Women and children pictured outside their house awaiting rescue in the flood-hit areas of Dadu’s Johi area on August 9, 2020. — Online photo by Nadeem Khawer

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