‘24,359 flood victims evacuated so far’

Published: August 28, 2019


LAHORE: Rescue 1122 has evacuated 24,359 flood affected people from flood prone districts so far. As many as 1,000 rescuers have been conducting continuous search and rescue evacuation operations at 46 special flood posts across the Punjab since August 19.

This was stated by Rescue 1122 DG Dr Rizwan Naseer during a meeting held at Rescue Headquarter on Tuesday which reviewed flood rescue operations. Head of Operations Ayaz Aslam briefed the DG about recent flood rescue operations conducted in eight flood prone districts.

He revealed that resources were deployed, according to the flood vulnerability of districts, in Kasur, Okara, Pakpattan, Bahawalpur, Lodhran, Bahawalnagar, Vehari, and Multan.  

Published in The Express Tribune, August 28th, 2019.

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