Several villages near the Beas river in Punjab’s Hoshiarpur district & the Sutlej river in Rupnagar were inundated following the release of excess water from the Pong & Bhakra dams, officials said on Tuesday. Many villagers were evacuated to safety.

Several villages near the Beas river in Punjab’s Hoshiarpur district & the Sutlej river in Rupnagar were inundated following the release of excess water from the Pong & Bhakra dams, officials said on Tuesday. Many villagers were evacuated to safety.