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India pulls gates on Sutlej, 5 villages inundated in Kasur

Latest Update: August 15, 2015 | 162 Views

KASUR: Flood water has entered as many as five villages as torrent of about 55,000 cusecs is passing at Ganda Singh point after India pulled gates of River Sutlej.

Water level has risen to at least 19 feet and 3,000 acres land is inundated. District administration has started relocating people belonging to villages on river banks.

Affected villages include Bhaki Wind, Katti Kalanjar, Basti Kamal Pura and Mastay Kay. Rescue 1122 staffers and administration are shifting people to safer places using boats.

However, most of the administration officials are busy with joint investigation team (JIT) members who are assigned to probe Kasur child abuse scandal. The affectees have not been provided relief goods and the people are facing issues.

The administration had established camps at Talwar Post at least a month ago but no relief activities have been started yet. Upon inquiring, Naib Tehsildar on duty said that all officials including District Coordination Officer (DCO) are occupied with the JIT and he is not authorized to start the work.


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