PESHAWAR: At least two people were killed and three others injured after heavy downpour lashed Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Fata, increasing the death toll to over 100 across the country this monsoon.
Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) said it recorded 82 millimeters of rain in Bannu district and 81 millimeters in Kohat, following 47 millimeters in Peshawar. All three districts were badly affected with hundreds of people stranded in flash floods which entered houses causing problems for the dwellers.
In the Charsadda’s Shabqadar locality, around 250 people were stranded after floodwater entered residential areas. The spokesperson for the Rescue 1122, Bilal Jalal, said special teams were dispatched with water pumps to pull out the water. These people have been evacuated to safer places, said a statement from the rescue service.
Official statistics show that 98 people had been killed and 131 injured from June 31 to July 31, thirty two of which are from K-P and Fata.
Three people were killed in Central Orakzai Agency on August 1 when a landslide hit their vehicle, the Fata Disaster Management Authtority (FDMA) said.
The Met department said thunderstorms with isolated heavy rainfalls were expected in scattered places in Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Mardan, Kohat, Bannu and D I Khan divisions in the next 24-hours.