Flood swamps Chiniot, crops damaged


CHINIOT: Low-lying areas of Chiniot faced severe flooding Friday as  substantial amount of water surged downstream due to the release of flood waters by India into the Chenab River for the second time.

Flood situation forced evacuation of residents through boats.

The surging river waters have wreaked havoc in the area with hundreds of acres of crops destroyed, causing significant losses.

District administration has issued alert to all departments to remain vigilant to tackle the emergency.

Meanwhile the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) has instructed all concerned authorities to remain on high alert. Rescue 1122 have been put on standby.

According to the authority, the water flow in Jhelum, Ravi, and Sutlej rivers remains normal.

At specific locations such as Marala, Khanki, and Qadirabad along the Chenab River, the water flow is reported to be within normal levels. Similarly, Trimu and Panjand are also experiencing normal water flow.

The Indus River is experiencing a low-level flood at Tarbela, Kalabagh, and Chashma, adding to the concerns of the authorities and residents in these areas.

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