Dyke breached to save Multan city

MULTAN: In an effort to decrease the pressure of water at Head Mohammadwala, authorities have made two breaches at the Head MohammadWala Bridge.

Over 400,000 cusecs of water is passing through the dykes in Multan city and the flash floods have started to enter Muzaffargarh. Several villages alongside the River Chenab have been inundated.

ADC Focal Person District Flood Control Cell Ali Annan Qamar said that 25 relief camps were functioning to provide shelter, food and other facilities to the affected people.

The district administration was providing food hampers and mineral water to the affected people.

After leaving a trial of devastation in upper anc central Punjab, floodwater is passing through southern Punjab.

Over 10,000 people of flood-hit areas have taken refuge on the railway track between Multan’s Chenab Bridge and Muzaffargarh city and they are lying in the open without tents, food and water.

Meanwhile, army relief and rescue operations continue in flood hit areas in Jhang, Multan, Bahwalpur and Rahim Yar Khan.

Army troops have dropped 52.176 tons of rations through helicopters in flood hit areas of Jhang, Multan and Bahawalpur areas.

Since start of flood relief operation 29,295 people have been rescued by army troops through helicopters and boats

Three medical camps established in Jhang, Chiniot and Trimoo are providing medical treatment to the flood affectees.

Four mobile medical Units comprising of army doctors are providing medical treatment to flood affectees in Multan and Bahwalpur areas.