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Monday, June 24, 2024  
18 Dhul-Hijjah 1445  

19 killed as rain lashes Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

PDMA in Punjab advises citizens to remain at home
A still from a video shows flood waters in Peshawar. Screengrab via Aaj News
A still from a video shows flood waters in Peshawar. Screengrab via Aaj News

At least 19 people were killed in rain related incidents in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Monday, officials said as Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said he had directed the chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority to coordinate with all the provinces on the rain situation.

According to preliminary reports, a total of 85 houses were damaged due to the collapse of walls and roofs in different districts, of which 15 houses were completely damaged and 70 houses were partially damaged.

Due to heavy rain, life and financial accidents took place in different districts of Upper Dir, Chitral Lower, Mansehra, Aka Khel, Swat, Malakand, Tank, and Bajaur.

The KP chief minister has directed the district administration concerned to provide immediate assistance to the affected family and provide the best medical facilities to the injured.

Relief materials were provided to the victims of the affected districts by PDMA. Due to continuous heavy rains, the flow of water in the rivers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is normal.

The flow of water at Nowshera in Kabul River is a record 98,500 cusecs moderate flood. Indus river water flow at Kherabad 103,200 cusecs record as usual.

41,804 cusecs record of water flow of Kabul River at Warsak as usual, flow of water at river Swat at Khawaza Khela is 30,183 cusecs normal and 27,701 cusecs record of water flow River Swat at Chakdara normally.

80,000 cusecs of water flow at Swat river at Munda high level flood while 42,187 cusecs record water flow Panjkora River at Zolam Bridge low-level flood.

The Pakistan Army personnel conducted rescue operations in different areas.

Meanwhile, the deputy commissioner has issued an alert after the flood situation in Nowshera and asked the people living in low-lying areas and near the Kabul river to take precautionary measures.

Moreover, different sections of the Karakoram Highway were closed due to landsliding. Several tourists were reported to be stuck in different positions.

Officials said that work was under way to clear the road.

The PDMA in Punjab also asked the people to stay indoors in case of weather extreme weather. The authority added that there were chances for lightning in many areas.

(With input from APP)

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