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April 18, 2019

Several injured in Nowshera as rain hits parts of KP


April 18, 2019

PESHAWAR: Several people were injured as trees were uprooted and walls collapsed in various places in Nowshera district after rain coupled with winds hit different parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, including the provincial capital, on the second day on Wednesday.

The Nowshera district administration set up the control room to coordinate efforts to provide relief to the people. The Kabul River was in the medium flood as the flow of water was recorded at 81,000 cusecs. The rain damaged the wheat crop and fruit orchards. It disrupted the communication system. The district administration has started conducting a survey to assess the damage caused by the rains. Reports said that cattle heads were also swept away by the rainwater.

One Syed Amjad Ali Shah told reporters that the wall of his house had collapsed, asking the government to provide him financial assistance. In Bannu, the rainwater inundated an under-construction mosque in Domail when a seasonal water channel swelled after the outburst of clouds.

The local people said that rainwater flooded their houses due to the poor planning and execution of work on a bridge. The reports said that standing crops and orchards were damaged in various parts of the district. The Met Office said that the rain also lashed parts of Punjab, Islamabad and Azad Jammu and Kashmir and isolated places in Quetta, Zhob, Sibbi, Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas, Sukkur divisions and Gilgit-Baltistan.

According to the Met Office, Malam Jabba received 65 millimeter rain followed by Upper Dir with 62, Lower Dir 34, Mirkhani 55, Dera Ismail Khan 40, Kalam 37, Parachinar 35, Cherat 31, Saidu Sharif 30, Peshawar 30, Pattan 29, Drosh 26, Bannu 21, Chitral 20, Balakot 11, Kakul 10.

Islamabad received 59 millimeter rain, Rawalpindi 26, Lahore 43, Gujranwala 40, Khanewal 38, Noorpurthal 37, Jhang 34, Kasur 33, Gujrat, Hafizabad 28, Sialkot 25, Layyah 22, Dera Ghazi Khan 20, Narowal, Sargodha 18, Chakwal, Bahawalnagar 14, Jhelum 12, Joharabad 11, Mangla 10, Murree, Bhakkar, Rahim Yar Khan, Khanpur 09, Okara, Sahiwal 08, Bahawalpur 07, Toba Tek Singh 06, Multan 02, Kotaddu 01. In Sindh, Padidan got 32 millimeter, Hyderabad 07, Rohri, Tandojam 02, Sukkur, Mirpurkhas, Badin received 01 millimeter rain. Rawalakot 18, Garidupatta 17, Muzaffarabad 16 and Kotli received 08 millimeter shower.

In Balochistan, Quetta 16, Barkhan 12, Zhob 08, Sibbi 06 millimeter and Gilgit-Baltistan Gupis, Astore received 01 millimeter rain.

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