32 died, 41 other injured in rain, flood related incident in KP


PDMA issues flood alert due to melting of glaciers in KP
Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Wednesday issued a report of loss of life and property in the province due to heavy rains and flood related incident as many 31 people have died with 41 injured in different districts across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
According to the report issued by PDMA, 15 children, 12 men and 5 women are among the dead, while the injured include 6 women, 28 men and 7 children. A total of 1370 houses were damaged due to the collapse of walls and roofs in different districts, in which 160 houses were completely damaged and 1210 houses were partially damaged, PDMA report said.
Due to heavy rains, life and financial accidents occurred in various districts of Khyber including Dir Upper and Lower, Chitral Lower and Upper, Swat, Bajaur, Shangla, Mansehra, Mohmand, Malakand, Karak, Tank, Mardan, Peshawar, Charsadda, Nowshera, Bunir, Hangu, Bataghram, Bannu, North and South Waziristan, Kohat, Dera Ismail Khan and Orakzai District, the report of the PDMA said.
On the special instructions of the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ali Amin Gandapur, PDMA released Rs. 50 million to the administration of 12 affected districts for financial assistance to the families of those who lost their lives in the recent rains, the PDMA report said. Rs 20 million for Nowshera, Dir Lower Rs 5 million, Swat and Malakand Rs 3.3 million, Dir Upper and Tank Rs 2.2 million, and Rs. 1 million each for Chitral Lower, Bitaghram, Karak, Peshawar and Charsadda.
The PDMA also released 10 million rupees in general relief to Chitral Lower and Rs. 81 million to the administration of various districts since March 29 to deal with the emergency situation, the report said.
According to the relief policy, the said funds can be used for the financial support and relief activities of the victims, PDMA said. Help and rehabilitation of the affected family due to rains is our first priority, PDMA said.
Meanwhile, Complex Emergency Wing PDMA has released an amount of Rs. 80 million for tribal areas, said Subia Hassam, Director PDMA. The said amount has been given to the concerned district administration for relief activities in tribal areas, Director PDMA informed.
The North and South Waziristan were given Rs. 20 million, Kurram five million, Khyber 1.5 million, Bajaur one million and Mohmand also one million respectively, Director PDMA Complex Emergency Wing said.
In any emergency situation, more funds will be given to the concerned district administration immediately, said Subia Hassam.
Meanwhile, Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) on Wednesday issued flood alert due to the melting of glaciers in several districts of the province.
In a statement issued by the office of Director General PDMA Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, it is said that flood situation van get worsen in nine districts of Chitral Upper, Chitral Lower, Swat, Dir Upper, Dir Lower, Kohistan Upper, Kohistan Lower, Mansehra and Kurram district.
DG PDMA Muhammad Qaiser Khan told that instructions have been issued to the above mentioned district administrations and other relevant departments to monitor the situation through the field staff in their respective districts and in case of any danger, the concerned district administration should inform the local population and shift them to safe places well in time so as to save human lives as for as possible.
Muhammad Qaiser Khan said that if timely safety measures are not taken, there is a possibility of heavy loss of life and property due to the expected flood situation.
He clarified that the control room of PDMA is fully functional and public can report any untoward incident to control room number 1700.
Meanwhile, in a statement issued by NDMA, another weather system impacting Pakistan from April 23 to April 29 and instructions have been issued to the relevant departments across the country.