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Floodwater enters in southern Punjab

LAHORE: The high flood waters after leaving thousands of people homeless and vanishing hundreds of villages in Upper Punjab have entered in southern parts of Punjab, ARY News reported on Monday.

Thousands of people in the province have been stranded in water while relief agencies working to rescue them to safer places.

In Sahiwal several villages have submerged in gushing waters of Ravi river, which is flowing at high flood causing inundation of standing crops and losses of lives.

Army troops, Police and Rescue 1122 personnel have been engaged in relief operations. In Pindi Bhattian around 11000 stranded people have been transferred to safer places.

Ferozwala’s land link with other areas disrupted after flooding water drowned a bridge at nullah Dek in the town.

Flood water has immersed large swathes of land in Sahiwal, Sialkot and Jhelum.

The Flood Forecasting Division (FFD) has warned district administrations of Sargodha, Jhang, Khoshab and Tobatek Singh on expected high flood at Trimmu Headworks.

At least two persons including a woman were drowned in floodwater in Chiniot where Chenab has been reported in a very high flood. At least seven persons have been drowned in flooding in Narowal. Moreover, a large portion of Hafizabad-Gujranwala road has been swept away in gushing floodwaters.

According to officials, the water flow in Chenab at Qadirabad headworks has been guaged at 8,60,000 cusecs.

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