26 villages face flood in Sialkot

SIALKOT: As many as 26 villages of both Daska and Sambrial tehsils were inundated due to fresh spate of flooding in Nullah Aik near Saahowala- Bhopalwala as flood water overflew from the banks, largely owing to ongoing fresh spell of heavy rains in Sialkot region.

According to the senior officials of Sialkot Irrigation Department, about four to five feet high flood water was standing there and 26 villages were inundated.

These included Bhopalwala, Aadamkey, Lodhikey Cheema, Warsaalkey, Puraaney Key, Choohr Chak, Umer Key, Passiya, Veeram Key, Gadiyaala East, Gadiyaala West, Wassankey and Taajo Key Cheema.

Flooding damaged standing crops on hundreds of acres in Daska and Sambrial tehsils here.
District Officer (Coordination) Sialkot Malik Abid Hussain Awan said that there was a high level flood in Nullah Aik with 22000 cusecs flow near Oora-Sialkot here Thursday.The water level was continuously rising.

On the other hand, as many as 62 villages in Pasrur, Zafarwal and Qila Ahmedabad areas,remain submerged due to another major spate in flooded Naullah Dek near Chahoor-Pasrur on Wednesday.

DCO Sialkot Iftikhar Ali Sahu was supervising rescue activities of district administration, Civil Defence and Rescue 1122 workers in the flood hit areas of Pasrur region tehsil.