BAHAWALNAGAR - Some 100 villages in Bahawalnagar district suffered massive damages due to recent flood in Sutlej River, a reliable source said on Saturday. As per reports, heavy losses were incurred by thousands of villagers as standing crops over 40,000 acres of land were ravaged, 60,000 acres of cultivable land was inundated with floodwater, while over 1,500 houses were also damaged. It has been observed that the flood affectess have been living under miserable condition as the district administration is yet to provide relief to them. In Minchinabad tehsil of the district, some 45 villages were inundated, rendering hundreds of villagers homeless. About 31,000 acres of land was submerged while standing crops over 19,000 acres of swathes suffered great damages. Over 600 houses were also badly affected in the said villages of the tehsil. In Bahawalnagar tehsil, some 29 villages were flooded. Standing crops over 12,000 acres of swathes were damaged, while 7,000 acres of land was submerged and about 200 houses were damaged in the said 29 villages. In Chishtian tehsil, 26 villages were hit by the flood, 17,000 acres of land was submerged, standing crops over 14,000 acres of swathes and 700 houses were ravaged. Dozens of cattle were also killed in the three tehsils of Bahawalnagar district. The district administration concentrated only on arranging a hidden visit of the Bahawalnagar commissioner to the flood-hit areas. It has been enjoying feasts with political big guns rather than providing relief to the suffering masses. Nevertheless, a spokesperson of the district government claimed that as many as 18 relief camps had been set up in the affected areas, where over 300 bags of eatables were distributed. No loss of human life was reported from any of the flooded areas, he added. Rescue 1122 teams were working in Chishtian to shift the affectees to safer places.