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Rain hits Punjab, AJK – 169 dead

Pakistan, Punjab News : At least 26 more people lost their lives in various incidents as heavy rains continued to lash parts of Punjab and Azad Jammu & Kashmir on Saturday, mounting the death toll to 169.

According to reports, 16 people were killed in rain related incidents including roof collapse and electrocution in Sialkot while four more people lost their lives in other parts of Punjab.

In Azad Khasmir, six people were killed in Forward Kahuta village.

Flood waters in Pindi Bhattian have entered rural areas, inundating 40 villages.

Currently, river Chenab is flowing in very high flood at Qadirabad locality in Hafizabad.

Flood is also reported in Mandi Bahauddin. According to Flood Control Room, 5 lacks and 57 thousand cusecs water is flowing at Mandi Bahahuddin.

In North Waziristan, river Tochi is also flowing in high flood, submerging low-lying areas.

High flood was also recorded in Chiniot and Gujrat at river Chenab where 40 villages floodwaters inundated 40 villages.

Meanwhile, DCO Multan has appealed to vacate rural areas at river Chenab, while district administration has also asked military for assistance.

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