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Over 100 villages inundated in Layyah due to flood

LAHORE: River Indus has been flowing at high flood along Taunsa Barrage, a medium level flood at Kalabagh, Chashma and Taunsa while low level flood at Guddu and Sukkur.

According to the Flood Forecasting Division of Met Department in Lahore this evening, there is medium level flood in River Kabul at Nowshera.

Similarly, River Chenab is in low flood at Balloki and Marala and below low flood at Khanki, Qadiriabad and Tarimon barrages.

Provinces wise condition of flood is as follows,

According to sources, over 100 villages have been inundated in Layyah and dozens others in Kot Addu.

Authorities of Layyah, Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur and Muzaffargarh districts have issued flood warning asking the people shift to safer places as flood of over 5000 cusecs in Indus river will pass from their areas during the next three to four days.

The Sindh Irrigation Department has set up Flood Control Room at Guddu and Sukkur Barrages to monitor the situation.

The inflow of water at Guddu Barrage is 3,56,000 cusec and out flow 3,26,000 thousands cusec.

Meanwhile the inflow at Sukkar Barrage is 2,69,000 thousand cusec and out flow 2,14,000 cusec.

In Chitral, a flood emergency has been imposed in the area as torrential rains have resulted in floods in local rivers and nullahs.

The rainy water washed away several bridges and inundated many villages.

Army and Chitral Scouts personnel are taking part in relief and rescue operations. Several areas in the district have been cut off because of the floods and damages to communication system.

The Provincial Disaster Management Authority has dispatched twenty-five trucks of relief goods for rain and flashflood hit people of Chitral.

The Deputy Commissioner Chitral has been directed to stock food items for help and assistance of flood and rain hit victims.

In Zhob, Balochistan, Frontier Corps Balochistan has started rescue and relief activities in the flood affected areas of Mir Ali Khel in Zhob, Balochistan.

It rescued twelve people including women and children, stranded in flood tide. Nine vehicles were also rescued.

According to details several people and vehicles were stranded on Mir Ali Khel road in Zhob due to increase in flow of flood tide.

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