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Flash floods wreak havoc in Punjab, 100 villages inundated

The flash floods have wreaked havoc in different areas of Punjab while at least 100 villages have inundated due to floods in Tonsa Sharif Mianwali.

As per details, DCO Tonsa Iftikhar Sammo said that flood water coming from Indus River has inundated nearly 100 villages in Mianwali. The Pak Army has started rescue work in Tonsa Sharif.

According to Flood control room, 460,000 cusecs of flood water is passing from Indus River through Tonsa barraj and further increase in water level would cause high level flood in the river.

Several villages have inundated in Mandi Bahauddin due to increase of water level in River Jehlum and the Pak Army is taking part to rescue the trapped people. 700,000 cusec water released from Chashma barraj, has entered in Layya which has destroyed the fields and low-lying areas.

DCO Layya Javed Iqbal said that 12 relief camps have been set up to cope with any untoward situation and Pak Army has been called for rescue works. He said that floods have hit the bank in basti Nawab Shah while in case of bank breakage; the water would gush into the villages.

On the other side, IG Punjab Tarique Saleem Dogar and Commissioner Sargodha visited Mianwali to review flood-affected areas. Briefing the media they said that Jinnah barraj has no threat from flood, as water level is low here.

It is relevant to mention here that the flood affectees are being shifted to secure places through boats.



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