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Chitral-Dir road blocked near Drosh after flash flooding

Chitral-Dir road blocked near Drosh after flash flooding

CHITRAL: The main Chitral-Dir road was on Sunday blocked for several hours after flash flooding triggered by torrential rains near Drosh.

The office of the deputy commissioner Lower Chitral advised travellers to wait for the reopening of the road, saying staff and machinery under supervision of senior officials were at the site. The flash flooding occurred at Kaldam and Chikidam Gols.

There was rush of travellers from Chitral to down districts at the weekend. A large number of people including women and children were seen stuck near the flooded streams.

The road connecting Chitral with other parts of the country through the Lowari tunnel gets blocked due to flooding in nullahs in the summer.  

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