Punjab: 20 villages flooded in Jalandhar’s Lohian Khas


Punjab: Around 20 villages were flooded in Lohian Khas following damage to a nearby dam due to incessant rains and overflow of a water channel in the region, district administration informed on Wednesday.

Facing a flood-situation, the locals complained of not being provided assistance from the administration.

“We are yet to receive any aid from the government. People are facing problems due to flood. We request the government to arrange immediate relief material for us and also set up relief camps here,” locals said.

Meanwhile, Air Force team on Tuesday rescued nine civilians, including three adults and six children who were stranded in Yamuna River in Karnal district as heavy rains wreaked havoc in the region on August 18-19.

“Pilots of Mi-17 V5 152 Helicopter Unit carried out the rescue mission using night vision goggles for the rescue operations,” Air Force said in an official statement. (ANI)