Tribune News Service
Bathinda/Patiala, July 16
Incessant rainfall throughout the night on Tuesday flooded adjoining areas of Ghaggar river in Patiala district. The water level of the river crossed the danger mark of 16 feet and is flowing at 16.25 feet.
The water has entered villages in Rajpura, Ghanaur and Sarhala Khurd.
Also, due to continuous rains throughout the night - the water level of another rain rivulet, Badi Nadi, in Patiala, is flowing near the danger mark. The rise in the water level in the Ghaggar has put the administration and villagers — living in the catchment area — on tenterhooks.
In Bathinda, the local administration has shut schools as streets were flooded with water due to heavy rainfall over the night.
Bathinda received maximum rainfall in a day since 2005, which has triggers to flood-like situation. All roads in the city are flooded and water has also entered many residential areas. Three-four feet water is standing on the road at various places, including power house road and Sarki bazaar.
Patiala Deputy Commissioner Kumar Amit has urged the people not to panic.
He said: "People can call at 7037900013 and 0173352247 cell phone numbers for help."
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