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Rescue 1122 Rescues Over 112,137, Evacuates 151,300 People During Sutlej Flood


By Our Web Reporter

LAHORE MIRROR — Rescue 1122, the Punjab Emergency Service Department (PESD), has rescued more than 112,137 individuals and evacuated 151,300 people affected by the floods along the River Sutlej since July 9, 2023.

A total of 1,660 rescue personnel and 425 boats have been deployed across 12 flood-prone districts in Punjab.

These districts include Kasur, Okara, Pakpattan, Vehari, Lodhran, Layyah, Bahawalpur, Khanewal, Rajanpur, Sahiwal, Bahawalnagar, and Multan.

Farooq Ahmed, the spokesperson for Rescue 1122 in Punjab, mentioned that the rescue service has also evacuated more than 16,269 cattle from the flood-affected areas. Additionally, 16 critically ill individuals were promptly transferred to safe locations following their rescue from the flood zones along the Sutlej River.

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Similarly , 19 casualties have been reported due to the floods over during this period.

Furthermore, the report revealed that within the last 24 hours, Rescue 1122 successfully evacuated 6,488 individuals, of whom 897 were transported to safe places. However, two fatalities were recorded during this period across seven districts.


The districts with the most significant evacuation efforts were Kasur, Pakpattan, Bahawalnagar, Lodhran, Vehari, Okara, and Bahawalpur. During these evacuations, 455 animals were also safely transported to secure locations.

In his statement, Farooq Ahmed emphasized the importance of heeding early flood warnings and promptly evacuating the designated areas to ensure the safety of human lives.

He urged people to contact the Rescue 1122 helpline immediately in the event of any emergencies or adverse situations.