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Flood continues its havoc in Southern Punjab

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River Chenab is in very high food at Trimmu head works with water in flow of 466,316 cusec at this point. According to the flood warning center in Lahore, this morning the water level at the head works is receding.

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A low level flood has been reported at Punj NAD with 166,495 cusec in flow and 151,565 cusec out of water. The water level at this point is rising and its peak is about 600,000 cusec will pass through this point during the next 24 to 48 hours.

High flood has also been reported at Pal Pul Nala with water level 7,395 cusec. River Ravi is in high flood at head Sidhnai head works with water in flow of 77,576 cusec and 66,267 cusec out flow.

A peak of flood in River Chenab is passing through areas Kabir Wala, Multan Sadar, and Muzaffargarh Tehsil. The water level is expected to further rise in the area of Shuja Abad, Tehsil Jalal Pur Pir Wala, Jatoi and Ali Pur. However, according to the local administration, there is no threat to Multan and Muzaffargarh cities and all the municipals are safe.

Meanwhile, rescue and help activities have geared up in flood affected areas and the members of Pakistan Army and civil administration are working to protect the safety bunds and to shifting people to the safer places.

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According to the media correspondents in Multan, the water level have indebted of 300 villages in Khanewal, Multan and Muzaffargarh districts.

Rescue and relief activities are continuing in the flood affected areas of the country. A total of 18 helicopters and 574 boats are being used to rescue the stranded people. 360 relief camps have established in Punjab.

The National Disaster Management Authority has provided 20,000 tents in the Punjab 3,000 in Azad Kashmir and 275 in Gilgit Baltistan.

Provincial Disaster Management Authority has also released 43,000 tents. Besides tents, boats, blankets mineral water, food hampers and life jackets are being provided by the Disaster Management Authority to the affected people.

According to an update by National Disaster Management Authority, 264 have so far died and 484 suffered injuries in flood related incidents.

The Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has directed the authorities concerned to conduct service to assess the loses in the areas where the flood water has receded.

He was chairing a meeting of the cabinet committee on flood relief in Lahore after visiting different flood affected areas in the province.

The meeting reviewed the rescue and relief operation underway in the flood affected areas.

 

 

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