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Crops over 0.44 million acres badly damaged in Punjab




  • Punjab Disaster Management Authority issued initial details of losses due to rains and floods in the province during past two weeks. According to the details, 12 lakh one thousand 71 acres of land were affected by rains and floods; crops over four lakh 43 thousand 421 acres area was badly damaged and 790 persons were injured due to floods. 

    DG PDMA Punjab Captain (R) Muhammad Asif said 4,616 houses were completely destroyed while 9,557 houses were partially damaged due to floods and rains whereas 1,620 villages and five lakh 48 thousand 594 persons were affected in 20 districts. 

    DG PDMA further said all out assistance will continue to be provided to the affected persons. Final report of losses in the flood-hit areas will be compiled after receding of the floodwaters. He said the Administration is regularly serving food three times a day to 3,433 flood-affected persons staying at 175 relief camps set up in the flood-hit areas while PDMA is also supplying essential items and edibles to the affected ones. 

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