India releases more water into Sutlej, several villages flooded in Bahawalpur


Dozens of villages in Bahawalpur submerged as River Sutlej flooded after India released more water into the river on
Water level at River Sutlej is persistently rising inundating hundreds of villages and threatening others located by the river side.
Earlier River Sutlej played havoc in Kasur where flood went on rampage destroying crops spreading over hundreds of
acres of land.
People rendered homeless due to flooding in the provinces are evacuating to safer locations on self-help basis and making huts.
The affectees said there was no help from government so far.
Meantime, Badin’s flooded areas are still locked under water; but, administration directed the flood victims to quit relief camps established at schools.
The flood-displaced people demanded of the government to provide them shelter until floodwater was drained out of their villages, so that their difficulties could be minimised.