Catastrophic rain in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa killed several people

Catastrophic rain in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Catastrophic rain in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa killed several people

Catastrophic rain for the second consecutive day has killed several people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), including Swat, Kurram, and Mardan districts. Severe weather dominated by heavy rain and snowfall has caused havoc in northern areas of Pakistan.

The extreme weather caused the suspension of electric service throughout the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. According to the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), four people died while nine were injured in separate incidents in Kurram, Lower and Upper Dir, and Swat districts.

A house collapsed in the Afridiabad region of Lower Kurram, killing an eight-year-old kid and injuring six other family members. Similarly, a woman died in a house collapse caused by catastrophic rain in the Munda area of Lower Dir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. However, another person died when a boulder struck a house in the Sheringal district of Upper Dir.

On the other hand, a teenager died due to a roof collapse in the Asheri village of Swat. Moreover, two people were injured when the balcony of a house collapsed in Bara tehsil, Khyber tribal district.

Heavy rains flooded various areas of the provincial capital of Peshawar. It severely damaged University Road and Kohat Road. Similarly, rains flooded Charsadda Road and several roads in the interior of Peshawar city and the Hayatabad neighborhood.

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Roads of Peshawar city remain closed to vehicles while many areas throughout the KP province face electricity disruption. However, TransPeshawar officials stated the bus service continued uninterrupted even when rainfall entered the main corridor near Tehkal on Univeristy Road.

On the other hand, heavy snowfall in Upper Dir caused the closure of several highways, notably the Lowari Tunnel Road. The army and district administration relocated 148 passengers to safe locations who had become trapped during the snowstorm.

The violent rain continued to fall in Lower and Upper Dir districts for the second consecutive day. Both districts are also experiencing considerable snowfall. According to the local government, the Lowari Top got more than two feet of snow. It caused the suspension of vehicular traffic to and from Chitral.

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