VEHARI: India reportedly discharged 50,000 cusecs of water in River Sutlej causing further floods to destroy dozens of settlements along the river bank, Express 24/7 reported on Wednesday.
Reports say that the water level is rising in River Sutlej near Vehari, as the inflow at Head Islam became 28,000 cusecs and the outflow 24,000 cusecs.
Dozens of villages around Vehari were already flooded while crops on thousands of acres of land were also ruined.
The residents of the area are being moved to safer locations overseen by Rescue 1122 and other emergency response departments.
The relief camps were also set up at Head Islam after reports said that the 50,000 cusecs of water released by India might be on its way down the river into Pakistan.
Earlier, the Meteorological Department issued a flood warning for River Sutlej as the Provincial Disaster Management Authority said that the river will see an inundated current of 80,000 cusecs of water– the biggest current in 15 years.