MUZAFFARGARH More than 700,000 people were evacuated from the district headquarters on Monday after the district government announced through mosque loud speakers, warning the populace to leave their homes in the context of looming 350,000-cusec Chenab flood water, likely to cause over flowing of Rangpur and Tulhairy canals and breaches any time in them in the face of their weak banks. The announcements triggered panic among the people as the transport arrangements were not enough for the exodus. Within hours, the buses, trucks, vans, minibuses, motorcycles and bicycles and even pedestrians thronged to the road leading to Multan. The situation caseu huge traffic jams at different sites. The worst hit were the 350,000 persons displaced from Daira Din Pannah, Kotaddu, Sanawan, Gurmani and Mahmood Kot who had taken shelter in relief camps, along roadsides and in homes with other families and friends. As many of them did not have any amount of money, they were left in distress. The government did make arrangements for transportation but they were not enough. The district government hut all public transport at the disposal of people evacuating the city. State Minister for Economic Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar arranged a shuttle train between Multan and Muzaffargarh which transported thousands of people to Multan. But when these people reached Multan, there were not enough arrangements for them. Nor were there any relief camps. After a while, the army, city district government, PPAF and other agencies started operating and arranged camps for them. Officials said River Chenab swelled on Monday and the flood waters were likely to submerge the city. On the other hand, thousands of people had to leave their homes in union councils of Budh, Baseera, and Gul Wala when a breach occurred in the Muzaffargarh Canal near Nusrat Wala, inundating thounsands of acres. The flood water is now heading towards Muzaffargarh. The Muzaffargarh thermal power plant is also in danger. Its staff colony has been evacuated. In case of flood waters hitting this plant the country would face the worst power crisis. APP adds: The water level in River Indus at Mianwali is rising once again threatening the low lying areas of the district. According to Flood Control Centre on Monday, the water discharge at Jinnah barrage was recorded 586,660 cusecs on Monday at 12.00 noon, while 699,822 cusecs water was recorded at Chashma barrage and further increase in flood water was expected. The people living in katcha areas have been warned about more flood and asked to shift to safe places. Due to recent high floods the relief activities were also affected, however, now loss of life was reported from any part of the district so far. The personnel of Pakistan Air Force, Red-Crescent and NGOs were conducting relief operation in flood hit areas of the district. Meanwhile, the district administration has appealed to the government to provide tents for flood victims. So far 100 tents from Bahria Town and 50 from Tahreek-e-Insaf have been distributed among the affectees.