Five killed in rain related incidents in KP

Five killed as rain-related incidents continue in KP

PESHAWAR: At least five people, including three children, were killed in rain-related incidents in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as heavy showers continued wreaking havoc in the province, officials said on Thursday.

Rain-related in incidents, according to the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), left a man dead and two women injured in Abbottabad as their house collapsed due to a landslide on the night of July 26, reported.

In Mansehra, four people, including three children, lost their lives after a landslide struck their house. The PDMA said the incident occurred on Wednesday night in Potha tehsil due to heavy rainfall.

It identified the deceased as 40-year-old Baidar Bibi, nine-year-old Abdul Jabbar, five-year-old Abdul Sattar and two-year-old Halima Bibi.

Saddar Station House Officer (SHO) Muhammad Amir said the family was asleep when the landslide occurred, burying all four individuals underneath the rubble. He added that roads and bridges were also damaged as rain and strong winds lashed the region on Wednesday night.

Meanwhile, flooding in the Siran River washed away a bridge connecting Potha and Pakwa with Township, while pedestrian walkways and link roads were also damaged.

Separately, the Mastuj-Yarkhun road at Darband, Dubargar and Zhupu bridge, Mastuj-Shandur road at Cheturghoni, Miragram-II road at Miragram nullah and Nichagh road at Gazeen in Upper Chitral were blocked due to heavy rainfall. The PDMA said restoration work was underway.

Similarly, roads leading to the Kandia valley and Chapar Nullah to Sial Seri in Upper Kohistan were also blocked. Clearance and restoration of the roads were underway, the authority added.

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