Five killed, eight injured in rain related incidents in KP: PDMA
PESHAWAR: The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) on Thursday while releasing a report about different incidents in the wake of widespread rains in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, said at least five people have been killed and eight others injured in rain-related incidents.
Spokesman PDMA said three houses were damaged in the province due to persistent rains. The house collapse incidents claimed five lives and injured eight others.
It said the officials of PDMA and Rescue 1122 have already been put on alert and sent to affected areas for conducting relief activities.
The spokesman further said that the control room of PDMA was totally functional round the clock to respond to any situation in the province.
Rain, wind, thunderstorm predicted
The Regional Meteorological Center Peshawar on Thursday said that rain with wind and thunderstorm with hailstorm was expected at isolated places of the province during next 24 hours.
The areas to witness these conditions included Peshawar, Khyber, Charsadda, Mohmand, Nowshera, Swabi Mardan, Haripur, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Battagram, Torghar, Kohistan, Shangla, Swat, Buner, Malakand, Upper & Lower Dir, Bajaur, Chitral, Kohat, Hangu, Orakzai and Kurram districts. Intermittent clouds were expected elsewhere in the region.
During last 24 hours widespread rain with wind and thunderstorm with a few heavy falls and snowfall over the hills occurred in the region.
Rain recorded in Dir was 54mm, Dargai 45mm, Asbanr (Lower Dir) 42mm, Timergara 37mm, Buner 34mm, Cherat 27mm, Parachinar 25mm, Malamjaba 23mm, Saidu Sharif 20mm, Mirkhani 19mm, Takht Bhai 17mm, Swabi 14mm, Bannu 12mm, Mohmand Dam & Shabqadar (each) 10mm, Peshawar, Charsadda & Besham (each) 08mm, Kakul 07mm, Chitral, Balakot & Drosh (each) 06mm, Kalam 05mm, D.I. Khan 03 mm and Pattan 02mm. Snowfall recorded in Malamjaba was 06 inches.
Lowest minimum temperature recorded during last 24 hours was -01°C in Kalam & Malamjaba each.
The Intermittent rain in parts of the country brought the mercury further down and turned the weather cold.
Meanwhile, snowfall in different parts of country continued. Tourists in large number were thronging the popular destination to witness season’s mesmerizing snowfall at the hill stations.
According to Pakistan Meteorological Department, strong westerly weather system entered upper parts of the country on Wednesday and likely to grip upper and central parts on Thursday and persist till Saturday.
On the other hand , health experts on private news channels warned that multiple diseases can occur due to the sudden change of weather, as the temperature drop allows the virus to breed. Senior citizens above the age of 60 and children below the age of 10 are more prone to such diseases as they have low immunization. – APP
Experts advised citizens to have hot cooked food and avoid fruit juices and other fast oily food from the road side and restaurants.
People should wear warm clothes, cover heads while going outside, take fruit, balanced diet and increase fluid intake to save themselves from diseases quite common during weather transition period, doctors added. – APP