46 people died, 60 others injured in KP


Rains, flood related incident
436 houses were completely damaged and 2,439 houses were partially damaged

As many as 46 people have died and 60 people have been injured as a result of accidents due to heavy rains and flood in various districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, a report of the Provincial Disasters Management Authority (PDMA) said here Saturday.
According to the report, 25 children, 12 men and 9 women are among the death, while 11 women, 33 men and 16 children are among the injured. A total of 2,875 houses were damaged due to the collapse of walls and roofs in different districts, in which 436 houses were completely damaged and 2439 houses were partially damaged, the PDMA report said.

Rs110m is the amount released by the PDMA to the administration of the affected districts

Due to heavy rains, life and financial accidents occurred in various districts of Khyber, Dir Upper and Lower, Chitral Upper, Swat, Bajaur, Shangla, Mansehra, Mohmand, Malakand, Karak, Tank, Mardan, Peshawar, Charsadda, Nowshera, Buner, Hangu, Bitgram, Bannu, North and South Waziristan, Kohat, Dera Ismail Khan and Orakzai disticts, the report revealed.
On the special instructions of the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, PDMA released 110 million rupees to the administration of the affected districts in the recent rains for financial assistance and relief activities to the families of the people who died, the report said.
Apart from this, Rs. 90 million rupees have been released for relief activities in the tribal districts as well, the report said. Along with financial support, PDMA also provided relief materials to the affected districts of Swat, Chitral Lower, Bajaur, Kohistan Lower, Peshawar, Nowshera, Mohmand, Dir Upper, Tank, Shangla, Torghar, and Dera Ismail Khan.
The relief items include tents, mats, kitchen sets, blankets, beds, tarpaulins, solar lamps and other daily life items, the PDMA report said. Relief activities are ongoing in rain-affected districts by PDMA and all related institutions.
As the rains are expected to continue intermittently till April 21, PDMA has already issued a letter to all district administrations to be alert and take precautionary measures. PDMA’s emergency operation center is fully operational. People should report any untoward incident to 1700.