KAPCO threatened as flood hits Kot Addu

Nov 30, -0001
Staff Report

KOT ADDU: Flood that devastated Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has now entered Punjab and Upper Sindh, specfically Kot Addu due to which locals have started vacating the area, SAMAA reported Wednesday.

Flood wave of a million cusecs is passing through Chachran area of Rahim Yar Khan, responding to which the DCO Ahmed Javed Kazi ordered immediate evacuation.

All the temporary banks have been broken by the flood due to which crops that sprawled on thousands of acres have been destroyed. Fifty villages have also been inundated.

The flood affectees have been shifted to safer areas and eleven relief camps have been set up.

On the other hand, the flood wave entered Essa Khel tehsil of Mianwali from river Kurram because of which five villages were inundated. The five villages include Sharifabad, Sheikhabad, Masitwala, Sheikh Mehmood and Sarwar Khel.

Residents of this area have been shifted to safer places.

At Kot Addu, the KAPCO power station has been closed down as violent waves surge into the area, stopping the production of 1150 MW of electricity. Yet, the sources in PEPCO said that the power plant is working as per routine. SAMAA




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