Flood in Meragram village of Upper Chitral Yarkhun valley

15 killed, 14 injured in rain-related incidents: PMDA

PESHAWAR: The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) on Tuesday said at least 15 people were killed and 14 others injured in rain-related incidents in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during the last four days.

About 83 houses were partially damaged and 12 completely destroyed as relief activities continued in the districts affected by rains, landslides and floods.

On the instructions of the provincial government, Rs60 million was released for the affected districts, said Secretary Relief Department Abdul Basit.

He said vulnerable communities in Lower Chitral had already been shifted to safer places while food items were provided to the affected families.

Relief items, including tents, plastic mats, kitchen sets, buckets, quilts, mats, tarpaulin sheets, hygiene kits, solar lights, jerry cans, mosquito nets, soap, pillows, wheelchairs, stretchers, dewatering pumps and sandbags were dispatched to Upper Chitral and Lower Chitral districts, he added.

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