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Flash floods of extreme level in river Swat. Many bridges swept away

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Swat (Saeed Yousafzai) Due to continuous rains in Swat, many bridges were swept away due to floods. People from some areas along the banks of the river have started migrating. According to the flood cell of the Irrigation Department, the water level in the Swat River was 51,710 cusecs and a high level of flood at khwazakhela on Tuesday morning. The water level in the afternoon was 80,000 cusecs and a high level of flooding. Tourists in the areas of Swat were ordered to leave Swat by the District administration in view of the flood situation and hotels along the river were closed down. People started migrating from Madyan and other areas nearby. The floods in Bela area of ​​Madiyan washed away three communication bridges, due to which the ground connection of most areas was cut off. Five people were injured when a warehouse collapsed due to rain in Watkey area in the outskirts of Mingora. The landlord was seriously injured when the wall collapsed in Marghzar and he was shifted to hospital for medical treatment. Two children were injured when the roof of their house collapsed in Charbagh and they were shifted to hospital for medical treatment. Thirteen people trapped in a flood in Jara area of ​​Madiyan were safely evacuated. According to the Meteorological Department, heavy rains are also expected in Swat today, Wednesday and Thursday.

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