Flood situation under control in first monsoon spell: minister.

LAHORE -- Provincial Minister for Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Mian Khalid Mahmood has said the flood situation had remained under control in the first monsoon spell, as no loss of life or property was reported anywhere in the province.

In a statement issued on Thursday, the minister said the timely rescue and relief operations had helped minimise the possible losses and it was satisfying that paraphernalia of the PDMA had been ensured up to the union council level to promptly help the people in need.

During this period, reports of different incidents were received from Gujranwala, Sialkot, Gujrat and Kasur in which seven incidents of roof falling occurred, he said.

Meanwhile, another report about the falling of the wall was collected from Gujrat. Two people were seriously injured while seven others received minor injuries in a total of eight incidents, the minister stated, adding that an animal had perished in Sialkot.

The PDMA and line departments were fully active to deal with any situation as the meteorological department did not explicate any significant shift in weather conditions in the next 48 hours, he added. The flow of...

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