Lahore: Director General Provincial Disaster Management Authority, Mujahid Sherdil has said that people had to face great inconvenience due to breach in DG Khan Canal besides great loss was caused to the crops, houses and human lives. He said that after receding of water, complete survey would be conducted regarding the damages in the area in order to provide immediate relief to the affectees. He said that nine lives have been lost by the flood water in Dera Ghazi Khan and on the instructions of Punjab Chief Minister five lakh rupees are being given to the heirs of each deceased person.
Mujahid Sherdil said that Punjab Chief Minister has asked Senior Advisor Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa, Provincial Minister Ch. Abdul Ghafoor, DG PDMA and DG Rescue to immediately visit Dera Ghazi for rescue and relief activities. He said that dewatering sets from Lahore, Gujranwala, Multan, Faisalabad, Sargodha and Sahiwal divisions have been sent for disposal of flood water from the entire city.
He said that 43 trucks carrying 270500 kg of edible and essential items have been dispatched for the flood affectees of DG Khan and Rajanpur. Giving details, he said that 20 trucks containing 80000 kg flour, 20000 kg rice, 600 blankets, 300 tents and 6500 flood hampers have been dispatched for Dera Ghazi Khan while 23 trucks of 80000 kg each of flour and rice, 4000 food hampers and 200 tents for Rajanpur. He said that flood will continue in hill torrents of DG Khan during the next 24 hours while the flow of water at Terbela is 170000 cusecs, at Mangla 42300 cusecs and Marala 73180 cusecs.