SIALKOT-Seven villages including Saalehpur, Patwal, Suhailpura, Resmaan, Bara Dari, Beli, Jhumiyaan Gujjaraan were inundated due to spate of River Tavi near Chaprar here on Tuesday.

District Officer Coordination Malik Abid Awan said that the water splashed over the banks of River Tavi as its level soured up due to the fresh spell of heavy rains in Sialkot region and in the catchment areas of neighbouring Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

He said that the situation was under control now as the floodwater was receding. On the other hand, the standing crops including wheat, fodder, gram and vegetables over hundreds of acres of land were badly ruined as the fields were inundated due to breach in protective dyke of Nullah Dek near village Jabbokey-Pasrur tehsil.

He said that the small protective dyke was breached due to fast flow of water. He said that the crops including wheat on hundreds of acres of land in Pasrur tehsil were badly affected. He said that the breach was being repaired by the irrigation department officials, adding that the situation was totally under control now.

EXHIBITION: A week-long exhibition of paintings began at Sialkot Arts Council here. Sialkot based artist, painter and calligrapher Bashir Kanwar, a winner of Pride of Performance Award, and educationist Dr Mujahid Bukhari jointly inaugurated the exhibition. A large number of the people took keen interest in the paintings of artist Mishal Batool and praised her artistic skills.

Roof collapse takes life: A labourer’s daughter Munaza, 15, was killed while her brother was injured seriously as the roof of their house caved in during the heavy rain in village Kot Maana-Sialkot.

The muddy roof had was very dilapidated due to the ongoing spell of heavy rains in the region. The roof collapsed suddenly, killing the girl on the spot and injuring her brother Khalid. Rescue 1122 officials from Sialkot pulled out the dead body and injured man from the rubble. The injured was shifted to local hospital in critical condition. She was laid to rest in her native graveyard in the presence of hundreds of mourners.