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50 Houses Washed Away Due To Flash Floods In Pakistan: Report

50 Houses Washed Away Due To Flash Floods In Pakistan: Report

50 Houses Washed Away Due To Flash Floods In Pakistan: Report

Water provide programs in 4 villages have been broken. (Representational)


Not less than 50 homes and mini-power stations have been washed away on Sunday as flash floods triggered destruction in Pakistan’s Higher Kohistan, studies stated.

Provincial Catastrophe Administration Authority (PDMA) officers stated that the flash floods have been triggered by heavy rains which triggered large destruction within the Kandia tehsil of Higher Kohistan, reported Daybreak.

The flooding coincides with heavy rains in Chitral and Peshawar, the place one individual died and two have been injured within the final 24 hours, in keeping with the Provincial Catastrophe Administration Authority.

Tehsildar (income officer) Muhammad Riaz instructed Daybreak that round 50 homes have been swept away within the floods in Higher Kohistan, including that he has constituted 5 groups which have been dispatched to the affected areas for aid work and the evaluation of losses.

A neighborhood activist’s estimates of the devastation have been a lot greater, whereas one other spoke of the challenges of being minimize off from the electrical grid and ingesting water.

Hafeez-ur-Rehman, a neighborhood activist from Kandia, instructed Daybreak {that a} “large flood” hit two villages within the Kandia tehsil, the place he estimated that round 100 homes have been washed away, rendering scores of individuals homeless. No casualties have been reported.

He stated numerous cattle have been additionally killed, whereas water provide programs in 4 villages — Dansh, Berti, Jashoi and Dangoi — have been broken, although happily, households managed to evacuate earlier than the floods reached the villages.

Mr Rehman additionally shared movies with Daybreak, shot by locals within the Jashoi space, of homes being utterly submerged. In one other video, flood waters may be seen raging by way of a valley.

He stated the locals had initially began rescue work and shifted affected households to safer places, reported Daybreak.

One other Kandia resident, Aziz Khan, stated the suspension of electrical energy and water provide has “put all the space in bother”.

“Initially we had despatched 45 tents and different important objects to the affected households whereas a crew of income officers will attain affected areas in an hour to start out aid actions,” Tehsildar Riaz stated.

Dassu headquarters Assistant Commissioner Hafiz Waqar Ahmad instructed Daybreak that some heavy machines of the Dassu hydropower mission additionally got here beneath rubble dislodged by flooding at Uchar Nala, nevertheless, the losses weren’t important.

Uchar Nala is a few 30km away from Kandia.

Waqar stated meals objects have been additionally dispatched for the affected households of Kandia and tents are being put in in Jashoi, whereas extra have been on the way in which to Birtvi.

In the meantime, the Pakistan Catastrophe Administration Authority (PDMA) stated a minimum of one individual died and two have been injured attributable to heavy rains in Peshawar within the final 24 hours.

The PDMA stated 23 homes have been partially broken whereas 14 homes have been utterly broken within the provincial capital, reported Daybreak.

Equally, a number of homes have been swept away within the Higher Chitral’s Boni space attributable to flash floods attributable to heavy rainfall. The PDMA stated areas of Decrease Chitral have been additionally affected by the rains.

Tehsil Chairman Chitral Shehzada Aman stated that the Garam Chashma Street was closed for visitors attributable to landslides, including that the floodwater additionally broken homes in Gobor and Daneed villages.

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