Heavy floods hit normal life in Ropar

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Ropar (Punjab), Sep. 1 (ANI): Heavy floods have disrupted normal life in Punjab's Ropar district.

The sub divisions of Anantpur Sahib and Nangal of Ropar district have been inundated by waters of the floods in Swan River in Himachal Pradesh.

The river is running above danger level following heavy rains in the state for the past few days.

"It was the same situation last year. Water entered our house in the morning. We didn't received no information from the authorities about the floods. No one has yet come to provide us with any kind of relief," said Jeevan, a local resident.

"Yesterday morning around 10 a.m. the water entered our houses. Nobody has yet come to give us any help," added Kaushalya.

The district administration claims that people have refused to leave their houses.

"We have made announcements to people informing them about the situation but still they do not want to leave their households.

The DSP (Deputy Superintendent of Police) has also sent a team here. Apart from a few families, the rest have been evacuated to safer places," said Lakhveer Singh, Sub-Divisional Magistrate of Ropar district. (ANI)

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