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Yamuna canal breach plugged

The officials of the Sonipat Water Service Division, yesterday succeeded in plugging the 15 feet wids breach that accurred in the Delhi branch of the Western Yamuna Canal near Hullaheri village on Wednesday night.
PTI | By Press Trust of India, Sonipat
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2003 03:23 PM IST

The officials of the Sonipat Water Service Division, yesterday succeeded in plugging the 15 feet wids breach that accurred in the Delhi branch of the Western Yamuna Canal near Hullaheri village on Wednesday night.

Hundreds of labourers worked round the clock and plugged the breach after 30 hours by dumping sand bags, empty gunny bags and stones.

The cause of the breach is still being ascertained by the officials of the irrigation department. The officials also stopped the flow of the water in the canal from Khubru Headworks for enabling the labourers to plug the breach.

On account of this breach about 1,100 acres of land in Hullaheri and Chitana village has been submerged and standing crops and plantation of paddy damaged.

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