Pakistan

Devastating rainfall in Punjab, Azad Kashmir leave over 50 dead

LAHORE: Devastating rainfall played havoc in Punjab and Azad Kashmir leaving more than 50 people dead and dozens injured in landslides, building collapse and other rain-related incidents, ARY News reported on Friday.

Military troops have been deployed to help the civil administration in relief activities.

The Met department forecast that the current monsoon system was likely to weaken on Friday (today). The wet spell is likely to continue for another 48 hours.

National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the weather department has issued a warning for high flood in river Chenab and Ravi. A high flood of 467,000 cusecs passing through the Chenab in India has entered Pakistan in the night. The Flood Forecasting Division (FFD) Lahore has said that it expected a discharge of a very high flood of 600,000 cusecs
in the river at Marala at night. The water level in the river is expected to rise further over the next 24 hours, threatening low-lying areas of Sialkot and Gujranwala regions.

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