Indus River swell after heavy rains, several villages inundated

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SUKKUR: - Water level seen high at Sukkur Barrage.

ISLAMABAD, Jul 20: High level flood recorded in Indus River at the location of Chachra in Rahim Yar Khan, officials say on Monday.

Indus and Chenab River meet the point of Chachra where the gauge level in 10.60.

According to District Flood Control Room, a stream of 2, 60,000 cusec water is passing through the river with a flood warning issued in Indus River.

The villages located at Indus River have been directed to transfer to a safe zone.

On the other hand in Rasulpur, at least five villages namely Rasulpur, Kacha Mahazi, Kacha Chauhan, Muslim Abad, Kacha Darkan and hundreds of acres of lands and fields have been inundated due to heavy floods.

Moreover, rescue efforts have not yet been initiated in the affected areas.

In Rajanpur, rescue operation is in full swing in areas hit by flood in ”Hill Torrent Kaha Sultan.”

The local administration has also warned the people of riverine areas of Bumblee, Harhand and Chandia to shift to safer places.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif has directed the authorities concerned to take immediate relief and rescue measures to help people affected by floods in torrential Nullahs in Koh-e-Suleman in Rajanpur district.

He also directed to monitor floods situation round the clock across the province.

Authorities of Layyah, Dera Ghazi Khan, Rajanpur and Muzaffargarh districts, issuing flood warning, have asked the people of riverine areas to shift to safer places as flood of over five hundred thousand cusecs in Indus river will pass from the area during the next three to four days.

In Layyah, over one hundred villages have been inundated. Similarly, dozens of villages have been submerged in Kot Addu.

The administrations of these districts have directed the concerned departments to make all arrangements to help the affected people.

In Muzaffargarh, 18 relief camps have been set up and all spurs and safety studs are being monitored.

The Indus River is in low flood at Guddu and Sukkur barrages where water level is increasing.

Our Karachi Correspondent Altaf Pirzado quoting official sources reported that the inflow of water at Guddu barrage was 353,000 cusecs while water discharge was 326,000 cusecs this morning.

Similarly at Sukkur barrage, the influx of water was 269,000 and discharge was 214,000 cusecs.

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.

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.

Sindh irrigation department has reported medium level flood at Guddu Barrage.

In this regard, the flood control room has been established at Guddu and Sukkur Barrages.

Radio Pakistan Larkana Correspondent Noor Hussain Chand reports that according to flood control room Guddu Barrage the inflow of water is three lac fifty six thousands cusec and out flow three lac twenty six thousands cusec.

Meanwhile the inflow at Sukkur Barrage is two lac sixty-nine thousand cusec and out flow two lac fourteen thousands cusec.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has directed the Deputy Commissioner to evacuate people from the Katcha area of river Indus.

However, he stressed upon the people of Katcha area of Larkana and Sukkur divisions to evacuate the Katcha area of river Indus.

Ends/Online

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