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14 die, 26 injured in KP rain related incidents

July 24, 2021

PESHAWAR: At least 14 people were killed and 26 injured in different rain related incidents in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on second day of Eidul Azha.

According to a report by Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa at least four houses were completely destroyed and 21 were partially damaged during recent spell of heavy rains and floods.

14 people were killed and 26 sustained injuries. The PDMA has directed the district administration of the affected districts to expedite the relief work.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department has forecast fairly widespread to wide spread rainfall coupled with thunderstorm gusty winds in Abbottabad Haripur Mansehra Battagram Torghar Kohistan Shangla Buner Swat Lower and Upper Dir Bajaur Malakand Chitral Mardan Swabi Nowshera Peshawar Charsadda Mohmand Khyber Kohat Hangu Karak Kurram Orakzai Bannu Lakki Marwat DI Khan Tank and South Waziristan districts.

It warned that moderate heavy rainfall could generate flash floods in nullahs and streams of those districts and trigger landslides and urban flooding in different parts of the province.