More than 50 villages submerged into water as River Sutlej floods

KASUR: According to media reports, dozens of Pakistani villages were submerged and several people were evacuated after India released up to 38,000 cusecs of water into River Sutlej without intimation earlier this week.

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More than 50 villages were submerged near the Sutlej on Wednesday, including areas in Kasur, Chachran Sharif, Kot Mithan, Chanda Singhwala, Gati Kalanger, Mastayki, and Bhikiwind.

Moreover, crops stretching over hundreds of acres near the bed of Sutlej were also destroyed by the flooding.

Rescue 1122 and Pakistan Army personnel were busy transporting residents of the affected villages to safety.

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) had earlier warned of a flood-like situation in the areas alongside River Sutlej, after India decided to release up to 200,000 million cusecs of water into the river without notifying the relevant authorities.

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