close
Advertisement
Can't connect right now! retry

add The News to homescreen

tap to bring up your browser menu and select 'Add to homescreen' to pin the The News web app

Got it!

add The News to homescreen

tap to bring up your browser menu and select 'Add to homescreen' to pin the The News web app

Got it!

Flash flood inundates houses in Upper Dir

Peshawar

July 6, 2019

DIR: Several tourists have stranded in Kumrat after the closure of the main Dir-Kumrat road due to a flash flood, locals said on Friday.

It was learnt that many houses were also destroyed in Kalkot area in Upper Dir district when floodwater inundated the abodes of the local at late Thursday night. Heavy rain had triggered the flooding.

The floodwater also damaged a portion of the Dir-Kumrat road as long queues of vehicles, carrying passengers and tourists were seen stranded on both sides of the road at Kalkot.

The floodwater inundated houses during the night, forcing the local people to abandon their houses in a state of panic. The flash flood caused heavy losses to the people. However, no loss of life was reported. The land-slide at various places also hit the road. The flash flood also damaged the standing crop and fruit orchards. The residents, whose houses were located near the river and streams, have moved to safer places. The Provincial Disaster Management Authority has warned of flash floods in various parts of the province.

Topstory minus plus

Opinion minus plus

Newspost minus plus

Editorial minus plus

National minus plus

World minus plus

Sports minus plus

Business minus plus

Karachi minus plus

Lahore minus plus

Islamabad minus plus

Peshawar minus plus