KASUR: Standing crops over 10,000 acres and more than 20 villages were affected by a medium flood as the level of water released by India in the Sutlej rose to 88,0000 cusecs on Wednesday.
The situation in Hakowla, Bhakhiwind, Chanda Singhwala, Mahiwala, Mustayki and Kalanger villages is alarming but people are reluctant to leave their places despite hectic efforts being made by the district administration.
The administration, however, claimed that the situation was under control and it had made arrangements to cope with any eventuality.
At least 12 houses collapsed in Hakowla but there was no loss of life. The inhabitants are using boats but reluctant to leave their homes.
Floodwater in Bhikhiwind, Chanda Singh, Mahiwala, Mustayki, Kalanger and Dhoop Sari inundated roads and streets. Crops of maize, rice and fodder have been inundated.
After the surge at Bakarkay post, floodwater entered Jallokay village and Rescue 1122 staff evacuated about 25 people.
People in the affected areas are feeling worried because of light rain and cloudy weather throughout the day.
According to villagers, the administration distributed cooked food and other items for Sahar and Iftar.