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Rain splashes twin cities; Rawal Dam spillways opened, alert issued

RAWALPINDI: Administration of the Rawal Dam has opened the spillways in the wake of rise of water level up to 51 feet, whilst nearby communities were informed prior to opening of water outlets of the dam – ARY News reports.

According to details, heavy rain continues to splash twin cities, raising the water level in Rawal Dam up to 51 feet, whereas the dam has a capacity of storing water up to 52 feet.

Keeping the situation in view, administration opened the spillways to let the excessive water flow out and avoid any damage to the dam.

Meanwhile, rain water has begun to seep through the walls and ceilings of various buildings including the Parliament House.

Other buildings affected from water seepage included Airport police station, City police station and caused sanitation issues in different areas adjacent to Murree Road as well as some inter-city localities.

Rainwater also entered into Benazir International Airport and several parts of the airport were submitted.

Routine life has been terribly affected as some rainwater up to 2 feet gathered in various lanes, whereas the Nala Layi administration has also been issued a red-alert in realm of heavy rainfall.

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Rain splashes twin cities; Rawal Dam spillways opened, alert issued

by Kashif Imran