HAFIZABAD/JHANG/SIALKOT

At least 19 persons were killed in different drowning and other flood-related incidents in areas over the past 24 hours.

According to details, in Hafizabad flood claimed three more lives amid ongoing rescue operations in over 100 villages.

According to reports, floodwater of River Chenab claimed three more lives in Tehsil Pindi Bhattian. Two persons, residents of Chak Bhatti village identified as Ali Ahmed and Muhammad Manshah drowned in floodwater. Their bodies were recovered after long hours of search operation, while another villager, who had taken shelter on a tree was bitten by snakes and died on the spot.

In Sialkot, the dead body of drowned Pak Army Jawan, Siyaar Khan (22-year-old), a resident of Mardan was found in flooded Nullah Palkhu near Gohdpur-Sialkot city after the floodwater receded there. He was drowned in Nullah Palkhu during operation to rescue stranded people to safer places on Sep 5, 2014.

Another dead body of Hunterpura-Sialkot based youth Suhail was also found from floodwater. Meanwhile, six more people were reportedly drowned in floodwaters in different villages of Pasrur tehsil. Though the flash flood has passed, flood-affected locals were still braving aftershocks of the flood in Pasrur.

In village Roopowali-Pasrur, Waseem Shah, son of Talib Hussain drowned in faster flowing floodwater of Nullah Dek. In village Jandiyala-Pasrur, a youth Muhammad Kamran, son of Muhammad Azam, in village Aadokey, a youth Muhammad Sajid, son of Faqeer Husain, in village Tambu Talib, a person Mukhtar Hussain, son of Muhammad Naseem and in village Kamalpur Bajwa, a youth Iftikhar Ahmed drowned in floodwater of Nullah Dek. While, a person Azam Butt, son of Qayyum Butt was reportedly killed after sustaining severe electric shock from a hand pump in his house at Qila Sobha Singh here.

In Jhang, three persons drowned in floodwater in Mauza Yaryki, Bhuwana. Reportedly, Fareed Awan, Noor Muhammad and an unidentified woman, residents of Mauza Yaryki drowned in deep floodwater. The dead body of Noor Muhammad was recovered while the other dead bodies could not be recovered till filing of this report.

In another mishap happened in Mauza Qul of Shah Jewna, a class 8th student Dilawar, son of Ahmed Bakhsh Bhutta drowned in floodwater while shifting his cattle to safer place. His dead body could not be recovered yet. In another mishap a newly married younger brother ended his life after quarrel with elder brother. As per details, 25-year-old Muhammad Shahbaz, son of Muhammad Yousaf, a resident of Chak 223/JB had a quarrel with his elder brother over a petty family issue. At which he committed suicide by swallowing poisonous pills.

In another such incident in Ahmedpur Sial, dejected 25-year-old Muhammad Sohail committed suicide by swallowing poisonous pills.

On Jhang-Bhakkar Road, a speeding truck crushed to death a seven-year-old children. Reportedly, Muhammad Aslam, son of Muhammad Bakhsh, a resident of Korray Wala was crossing road when a speeding truck crushed him to death. Meanwhile, a young man was electrocuted. As per details, one Nasir Ali, a resident of Basti Mubarak Shah was crossing fields when he touched a naked electric wire and died on the spot.