Devastating Rains Claim 35 Lives and Injure 40 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

 Devastating Rains Claim 35 Lives and Injure 40 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Devastating Rains Claim 35 Lives and Injure 40 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province is reeling from the aftermath of destructive rains, with tragic reports of casualties, injuries, and widespread property damage emerging over the past five days.

The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has reported a grim toll, with 35 lives lost and 43 individuals injured in various incidents attributed to the ongoing rainfall.

The relentless downpours have wreaked havoc on residential areas, leaving 346 houses partially destroyed and 46 completely ravaged. The resulting displacement has left numerous families grappling with the loss of their homes.

In addition to human casualties and property damage, the adverse weather has claimed the lives of 76 cattle and caused significant distress to communities across the province.

With further rainfall expected in the coming days, authorities have issued warnings and intensified relief efforts to assist affected populations. Relief goods have been distributed in areas including Charsadda, Lower and Upper Dir, Bajaur, Khyber Nowshera, and Peshawar to address immediate needs and alleviate suffering.

As Khyber Pakhtunkhwa confronts the aftermath of these devastating rains, efforts to provide support and mitigate the impact remain paramount. The resilience and solidarity of communities are being tested as the province navigates through this challenging period.

Meanwhile, rescue and relief operations are underway in Gwadar, with efforts to remove water from flooded areas and ensure the safety of affected residents.

The Meteorological Department has forecasted a new spell of rains in Balochistan, with rain and snow expected in various regions including Quetta, Kalat, Khuzdar, Chagai, Panjgur, Washuk, Dalbandin, Kharan, and Gwadar. Additionally, rain and snowfall are anticipated in Islamabad, the Potohar region, Upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Gilgit-Baltistan.

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