Rains, flash floods killed 57 people in KP: PDMA
PESHAWAR: At least 57 people have died and 52 others got injured in different rain-related incidents since August 31 due to recent floods and heavy rainfall in various districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).
According to a report by Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, at least 20 districts of KP have been affected by recent spells of heavy rains and floods. Nineteen women and 19 children are also among the dead.
The report stated that around 49 houses were completely destroyed while 387 houses were partially damaged across the province, whereas 35 domestic animals were also dead in the recent rains and floods.
Rescue operation is underway in rain and flood-affected areas while efforts are also being made to reopen all the blocked roads for traffic, said the PDMA. The people have been asked to contact PDMA on its helpline 1700 in case of any emergency. - TLTP