GUJRANWALA: Several villages have been inundated in Narowal and Shakargarh areas claiming two lives while as many as 17 villages in Gujranwala district have been given flood alerts due to monsoon downpours.
According to reports, monsoon downpours have flooded canals and rivers across the country. More than 12 villages including Jabokay, Suhwal, Hassan Bhatian, Nadala and Budha Turg are inundated due to high-level flood in Nullah Dek in Narowal area. At least six villages have lost road connections to other parts. However, rescue operations are ongoing to evacuate the people.
At least 20-feet wide breach in Nullah Dek’s levee inundated hundreds of acres of land near Zafarwal. Two tractors were lost to flood. As many as two youths lost their lives to flood in Nullah Bai near Noorkot. However, one body has been found .
On the other hand, the Gujranwala district administration has given warnings to at least 17 villages located on Chenab banks as water level in the river is rising.
The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has given a forecast of increased millimeters of rains in the coming two days.