Over 80,000 evacuated from flood-hit areas of lower Punjab, while Sindh's Kotri drowns

August 17, 2015 5:33 PM

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NDMA says River Indus in high flood at Kotri; 1.18 millio­n people evacua­ted from flood affect­ed areas across Pakist­an

As the water levels rise in River Sutlej, Punjab Emergency Service Rescue 1122 said on Monday that they had evacuated more than 81,000 people from the low lying areas in lower Punjab, Radio Pakistan reported.

According to details, around 25,000 people have been evacuated from Layyah district, 9,000 from Rahim Yar Khan, 10,000 from Muzaffargarh, 13,000 from Rajanpur and 792 people from Khushab. In Punjab, 197,421 people have been evacuated, with 7,626 of those in 309 camps.

So far, 1.18 million people have been evacuated owing to floods, the majority in Sindh (886,461 people – with 296,572 in 512 camps.).

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said that , the River Indus is still in high flood at Kotri, in medium flood at Guddu and Sukkur, with lower Sindh now firmly caught in the flods.

Some 208 people have been killed in floods this year, so far. The floods have also affected some 3,791 villages and 1,4 million people across the country, according to NDMA.

Source: tribune.com.pk

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