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Punjab flood situation grim

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UNDERWATER WORLD: The Sutlej waters breached the embankments of the river by 150 feet.

Story: Thousands of acres of fertile land with sown paddy crop has been inundated by flood waters. Livestock was also washed away. This is the worst flooding in Punjab, which contributes over 50 per cent of the foodgrain to the national pool, since 1988. Hundreds of villagers were still waiting for help while being perched on rooftops of submerged houses and on train tracks.

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