Water level continue to rise in River Sutlej

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At least 18 villages have been inundated in the Kasur district as the water level continues to rise in River Sutlej.

Three villages — Bakhi Wand, Chandra Singh and Ghati Kalinjar — were completely underwater in the surroundings of River Sutlej, said National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) spokesperson Brig Mukhtar Ahmed.

“The water level in River Sutlej was at 19.3 feet and there was no threat of any major disaster in the prevalent scenario,” said Ahmed. “The affected three villages have been already evacuated where the district administration of Kasur moved 1,220 people from these villages.”

The spokesperson added the other 1,613 people have been shifted to alternate places whereas it is expected to have more increase in the water level.