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29 killed as torrential rains, flash floods wreaks havoc in Punjab and KPK

The floods damaged several connecting bridges in KPK and drowned several villages in the province, said the PDMA.

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As many as 29 people have been killed as the fresh spell of rain lashed Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Pakistan Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) reported on Wednesday.

According to the PDMA, the heavy rainfall in Punjab has claimed 5 lives including  three women and two children were among those who died in rain-related incidents.

PDMA reports further claimed that at least 20 people have killed after the monsoon rains caused rivers to overflow in the province.

The floods damaged several connecting bridges in KPK and drowned several villages in the province, said the PDMA.

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In Gilgit-Baltistan, following the monsoon rains, the landslide sealed various connecting roads while land connection to the Phander district has been severed.

Nine people killed in flash floods in Swat

 

The reports issued from the PDMA reported that at least nine people have been killed while multiple others sustained injuries after the Swat River flooded after heavy downpours in the province.

The flash flood swept away electricity poles, roads, bridges while 5 people have been drowned in the river on Tuesday while water also entered multiple hotels near on river bank.

Mansehra, Buner and Battagram are some of the most affected areas. In Mansehra four members of a family drowned. In Battagram, two children died in a landslide.

Pakistan army and relief teams have relocated flood affectees to safer places while their houses completely destroyed in the flood water.

Some tourists have also stuck in Kalam due to landsliding. A rescue operation is also underway to rescue other them and other people stranded  in the area, the district administrator of Swat said.

In Azad Jammu and Kashmir, multiple districts and villages have sealed after landsliding in the region due to heavy monsoon rains.

The reports further stated, roads leading to the Neelum Valley and Leepa Valley have been blocked. High floods are also expected in the Jagran Nullah near Neelum’s Kundal Shahi.

Meanwhile, residents of Havelian have lost all contact with the rest of the country after the bridge connecting it suffered massive damage due to the floods.

the authorSamra Mazhar