Rescue operation underway in flood-hit Chitral

Flood-hit Chitral
Rescue course of in Chitral s Ursoon village is underway as greater than 500 tents have been distributed among the many victims, reported on Tuesday.

Reduction operation is in full swing within the rain and flood affected areas of Drosh in district Chitral.

Our bodies of 9 victims who have been recovered from Afghanistan after being swept away in Chitral flooding Sunday have been handed over to Pakistani officers over Rs 20,000 to 30,000 per cadaver whereas different 17 corpses have additionally been discovered.

In the meantime, provincial minister Mahmood Khan Achakzai visited Ursoon village and distributed Rs three lac to the victims.

GOC Malakand Main Basic Ghafoor additionally met the victims and gave them ration from Pakistan Military.

The heavy monsoon rains started late Saturday and have been concentrated primarily within the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which has been badly affected by flooding lately that some scientists have linked to local weather change.

The worst hit district was Chitral the place the flood waters killed greater than 40 individuals within the village of Ursoon close to the Afghan border, which is dwelling to some 100 households.

Eighty-two properties within the village have been affected by the waters, a rescue companies assertion stated, with a few of them swept away, together with a mosque and a military publish.

“Sixteen of the lifeless have been providing prayers within the mosque when it was swept away by the flood,” stated Latifur Rehman, a spokesman for the provincial catastrophe administration authority.

At the very least eight of the victims have been troopers, and one other eight our bodies have been swept over the border into Afghanistan, senior native official Osama Waraich stated.

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