Water enters villages in Patiala as Ghaggar crosses danger mark

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Bathinda/Patiala, July 16: Incessant rainfall throughout the night on Tuesday flooded adjoining areas of Ghaggar river in Patiala. 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.