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Rain doubles the trouble for flood-hit areas

Rain doubles the trouble for flood-hit areas

floodJEHLUM: After fresh heavy rains last nigt, the flood affected areas are facing double trouble on Sunday.

The areas which received rain included Jehlum, Pindi Bhatyan, Chiniot, Azad Kashmir and Rawalpindi.

Pakistan, which has suffered a series of annual flood diasters, says as many as 2.29 million people have been affected.

Some 280 people have died from the heavy rains and flooding in the Punjab, Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan regions, Ahmed Kamal, a spokesman for the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), told AFP, while over 214,000 people had been evacuated.

According to the Flood Forecasting Centre Lahore, at present the water level is consistent at Panjnad and will increase further.

The Chenab River at Trimu is in low flood with water inflow and outflow of 197,762 cusecs and receding. Palku Nullah is in medium flood where water level is 4,875 cusecs.

The River Ravi is in high flood at Sidhnai Headworks where inflow of water is 79,693 cusecs and outflow is 64,843 cusecs.

The flood warning center says flood peak of 6-7 lakh cusecs will reach Guddu Barrage from Monday to Wednesday

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