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Very high to exceptionally high flood level is likely to continue in Rivers Chenab and Jhelum along with their associated nullahs during the next 24 - 48 hours and medium to high floods level may be attained in River Ravi at Jassar.

According to NDMA flood warning issued on Friday evening, River Jhelum at Mangla is likely to cross 700,000 cusecs of water till mid-night tonight.

River Jhelum at Rasul is likely to cross 300,000 cusecs, Exceptionally High Flood Level for 24 hours from 10 pm onwards.

The inflow into Mangla Reservoir was 525,000 cusecs and the releases were only 180,000 cusecs today with more rainfall predicted. The level is 1,240.45 feet, which is only 1.55 feet below maximum conservation level of 1,242 feet.

Meanwhile, a report regarding rain affected incidents and causalities have been presented to Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.

According to the report, 56 people have died and 73 injured due to the recent rains in different parts of the country.

In Rawalpindi, nine people died and three others injured in rain related incidents in Rawalpindi district.

According to a press note issued by DCO Rawalpindi, 93 houses were damaged. As per announcement of the Punjab Government, heirs of those killed would be provide five hundred thousand rupees as financial assistance.

Incessant rains damaged two bridges in Kallar Syedan and Kotli Sattian tehsils of the district. There was land sliding at several places on Rawalpindi-Kotli Sattian Road. Repair work is continuing and may take three days. The administration has asked Kotli bound passengers to use Ban route to reach their destinations.

The rains caused water to rise to the highest level of 18.44 feet in Nullah Leh that passes through Rawalpindi city but no loss of life or damage has been reported.

Relief camps have been established in areas affected by rains.

In Karachi, Flood Warning Centre has been established in the office of the Director Regulation, Irrigation Department of Sindh.

The staff would be available at Telephone No. 021-9211505 round the clock including Sunday and other holidays.

On the other hand, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has directed Provincial Disaster Management Authority to keep close watch on any possible flood and torrential rain devastation in any part of the province.

In a statement issued in Peshawar on Friday, he stressed the need for close coordination between Federal Institutions and Metrological Department to take precautionary measures before possible floods.

The Chief Minister expressed deep sorrow over the loss of precious lives in rain and flood related incidents in different parts of Punjab and Azad Jammu and Kashmir. He expressed sympathy with the victims and prayed for the departed souls.Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister  has announced hundred million rupees for flood affectees of Punjab. He directed Finance Department to release the fund immediately.


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