SIALKOT

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) issued flood warning for the people living along the banks of River Chenab, Rive Tavi, River Jammu and Dek, Aik, Palkhu, Bhed Baeen and Bassanter Nullahs.

The NDMA advised the people to shift to safer places due to feared spate in these rivers and Nullahs. According to the NDMA officials, there could be a feared increase and spate in these flooded rivers and Nullahs due to the fresh spell of rains in Sialkot region and in all the catchment areas in neighbouring Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

After this flood warning issued by the NDMA, the people in Bajwat, Head Marala, Chaprar, Pasrur, Zafarwal, Shakargarh and Narowal tehsils have started shifting towards the safer places as the water was continuously souring up there.

In Sialkot, there was a medium flood in River Chenab at Head Marala-Sialkot as the floodwater level soured up to 148,160 cusecs. According to the concerned officials of the Sialkot Irrigation Department, there was a high level flood in River Tavi as the flow of flood was 11,225 cusecs at Head Marala near Sialkot.

There was high flood in Nullah Dek near Pasrur, as the flow of flood water was recorded 15,506 cusecs there. The water level was souring up there. The flow of flood water was 2,257 cusecs in Nullah Aik in Sialkot.

Meanwhile, district administration officers reviewed the prevailing flood situation in rivers and th Nullahs at a meeting. The meeting was told the water level was souring up in the rivers and Nullahs.

Later, the Sialkot DCO told newsmen that all the departments concerned had been put on red alert after the fresh flood warning issued by the Flood Forecasting Division and they were continuously monitoring the flood situation.

According to the Flood Forecasting Division, River Chenab might be in high flood at Head Marala near Sialkot during the next couple of days. The district has already been divided into 22 sectors to avert the recurring flood threats under a foolproof flood protection plan with the establishment of of 33 flood relief centres in Sialkot, Daska, Sambrial and Pasrur tehsils.

He said that the special vigilance teams were monitoring the flood situation in River Chenab round the clock. He said that the whole of the flood situation was totally under control in Sialkot.

ROOF FALLS: A youth was killed and three others were injured seriously as the roof of their room suddenly caved in in village Chhichharwali, Pasrur tehsil.

Five persons Zeeshan Ali, Aamir Mughal, Chaand, Waqas and Aamir Hussain were having meal in the room when the muddy roof of the room caved in killing Aamir Mansha on the spot. Local people and Rescue 1122 officials pulled out the injured Chaand, Waqas and Zeeshan from the debris and shifted them to Pasrur THQ Civil Hospital in critical condition.