SIALKOT-The district administration said that India has suddenly released water in Nullahs Aik and Dek as a result these Nullahs were in very high flood near Oora in Sialkot and Chahoor-Dariya Nangal in Pasrur tehsil Wednesday night.

The Irrigation Department officials feared breaches in the protective dyke over Nullah Dek near Dariya Nangal village in Pasrur tehsil any time due to the fast flow of floodwater in the Nullah.

A flow of 31,080 cusecs passed through the Nullah Dek near Oora which was in very high flood after the sudden release of water by India in the Nullah.

As a result, nine Sialkot villages including Oora, Syedanwali, Haripur, Raypur, Langriyaali, Gopalpur and Jodheywali were inundated as the Nullah Aik overflowed.

The floodwater entered into the houses. No immediate loss of life or property has been reported. DCO Asif Tufail and Provincial Secretary Irrigation Punjab Saif Anjum visited these flood-hit areas here. DCO said that however the situation was under control and relief activities were on.

The flow of floodwater was 31,080 cusecs in Nullah Aik and 35,102 cusecs in Nullah Dek till filing of this report. The officials were present there to save the said protective dyke of Nullah Dek from the feared breaches.

Meanwhile, there was a low level flood in River Chenab at Head Marala-Sialkot as the flow of water soared due to the fresh spell torrential monsoon rains in Sialkot region and in the catchment areas in neighbouring Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Eight die in roof falls; linemen electrocuted

SIALKOT/GUJRAT/Gujranwala-Eight people including four minors and four girls were killed and six other children and their mother were injured in roof and wall collapses while two Gepco linemen were electrocuted while they were repairing a transformer here on Wednesday.

In village Dhillum Ballagun, Sambrial tehsil here, two minor children were killed as the roof of their room collapsed during the heavy rain. Hassan Dilshad (5) and Asma Rafi (12) were asleep in a room which collapsed during the torrential rain, killing both of them on the spot. The rescuers of Rescue 1122 pulled out their bodies from the debris.

The children were later laid to rest in their native graveyard during the light rain. A large number of the people attended their funeral.

Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has announced Rs 0.5 million as compensation for each grieved families of these deceased children. Linemen Arif and Ashfaq were electrocuted after getting a severe electrical shock while repairing an electrical transformer during the rain in village Khuraaney near Kingra, Pasrur tehsil. Their third colleague Aslam received serious burn wounds and was admitted to a hospital n critical condition.

In village Khanpur Syedan, Pasrur tehsil, Haleema Bibi and her five minor children were injured seriously as the roof of their room suddenly collapse during heavy rain there. They were admitted to Pasrur THQ Civil Hospital in critical condition.

In Gujrat, two minor girls died when the wall of a house collapsed due to heavy rain in Gujrat. Rescue sources said that heavy rain lashed Gujrat resultantly the mud wall of house the located in Banian area, Kakrali police station jurisdiction fell over two minor girls. Both the girls died on the spot. The bodies were later retrieved after removing the debris.

In Gujranwala, a girl received injuries in wall collapsed incident here at Nokhar Gujranwala. Mehreen (15) was sitting in her house when boundary wall suddenly collapsed due to heavy rain. Resultantly, Mehreen received injuries and was rushed to a hospital by Rescue 1122.