Punjab floods: A new break at Mansa’s Sardulgarh; locals people fear that water may enter the town; 1,422 villages in 18 districts flooded


Punjab Floods:  A new  break was accounted  in the Ghaggar at Sardulgarh in Mansa area, following which water can enter Sardulgarh town, making alarm among local people.

There are five breaks in the Ghaggar in Mansa district and it is flowing  above danger mark at Chandpura Bundh.

Punjab has reported 35 deaths in the recent spell of heavy rain that left many districts flooded.

A total of 26,250 people have been evacuated from the waterlogged areas and taken to safer places. This includes 14,296 in Patiala, 2,200 in Rupnagar, 250 in Moga and 300 in Ludhiana.

Punjab has reported 35 deaths in the recent spell of heavy rain

 

As per government data, 1,422 villages in 18 districts–Tarn Taran, Ferozepur, Fatehgarh Sahib, Faridkot, Hoshiarpur, Rupnagar, Kapurthala, Patiala, Moga, Ludhiana, SAS Nagar, Jalandhar, Sangrur, SBS Nagar, Fazilka, Gurdaspur, Mansa and Pathankot–are affected by floods.

Though the floodwaters have receded in many areas of Punjab and Haryana, authorities were still engaged in relief and rehabilitation works in Sangrur district in Punjab and also plugging breaches in ‘dhussi bundhs’ (earthen embankments) that have come up along the Ghaggar river.

The work on plugging the 150-ft-wide break that came up along the Ghaggar in Mansa started on Monday.

 

Punjab Floods: A Still Posted From Twitter On @learnpunjabi

The break was framed on Saturday in a dike close to Chandpura Bundh in Budhlada sub-division of Mansa. With this break, the stream water has entered Gorakhnath and Birewala Dogran towns.

The degree of water in these towns ultimately depends on 6 feet with the specialists requesting that the locals move to more secure spots. There are anxieties the water might enter different towns also.

A still of link road to Phus mandi and sadhuewela village submerged in water due to break in Ghaggar in sardulgarh on Tuesday.

 

 


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