Due to rains across the country, including Karachi, rivers and drains have been flooded, due to which hundreds of houses have been destroyed and crops are feared to be destroyed. Nine people, including three children, were killed and four others injured in different accidents in the last 24 hours.
Caretaker Information Minister Amir Mir has said that there is a risk of severe flooding in Ravi and Sutlej rivers in Punjab and more rain in India can submerge Lahore’s Shahdara area.
He said that there is low level flood in Ravi and Sutlej rivers, people living on river bed or catchment areas will be more affected by floods.
Amir Mir said that the dam on the Indian side of Ravi is 90 percent full, the Indian dam on the Sutlej River is 70 percent full, if there is another 600 mm rain in India, Shahdara can be submerged.
In Arifwala, a major protective embankment of the Sutlej river was breached at Dhola, flood water inundated crops and houses on hundreds of acres of land. Rescue operations are underway to evacuate people from the flood water, the flood water is moving towards other villages including Basti Dhola.
In Shakargarh too, crops were inundated on thousands of acres due to ravi erosion.
Standing crops on hundreds of acres were destroyed in Mian Channu tehsil of Khanewal.
Similarly, due to the recent rains at Chashma and Jinnah Barrage in The Indus River, the inflow of water has increased by more than 3 00,000 cusecs. The Narang Mandi BRB canal in Muridke was closed at Saifan.
Water levels in Neelum and Jhelum rivers rise
On the other hand, the monsoon rains in Muzaffarabad have stopped, but due to the rains, the water level in neelum river and jhelum river has increased. In Neelum Valley, 11 houses were destroyed and six were partially damaged.
Flood turned to the population
Low-lying areas were inundated due to flooding in the Ghajar River, the flood water turned towards the population due to the breaking of the protective embankment.
6 killed in Balochistan floods enter villages and markets
Director PDMA Balochistan Faisal Panzai said that six people have died in the recent monsoon rains in Balochistan.
According to Director Faisal Panzai, the deaths due to recent rains have occurred in the areas of Awaran, Qila Saifullah, Zhob and Naseerabad.
The PDMA is in full touch with the deputy commissioners of all the affected districts, he said.
Several areas of Makran division were also badly damaged due to heavy rains.
Hundreds of houses were destroyed when flood waters entered villages and markets in Patak area of Basima tehsil of Makran.
The flood waters entered the gardens as well as mosques and madrasas. Many bandhs were also broken in Sherenza.
The victims have appealed to the PDMA to start rescue and relief operations.
Indian water aggression
Indian water aggression has caused a low-level flood at Head baloki in the Ravi River.
The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) has banned the arrival of civilians on the Ravi River.
Two children were killed and three others injured when a landslide hit their house in Madin Koz Kalegut area of Bahrain tehsil of Swat yesterday. Rescue and locals pulled out the bodies.