10 killed, two injured in rain related incidents in KP

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Relief goods distributed in Swabi, Tank and Bajaur

Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) on Thursday said that as many as 10 persons were killed and two injured in rain related incidents in different parts of the province during the last 24 hours. In a report released, the authority informed that 10 houses were completely and 20 partially damaged in different incidents, adding that as per the directives of Chief Minister Mahmood Khan the authority directed all district administrations to start rescue and relief operations in affected areas.

It said that relief goods were distributed in Swabi, Tank and Bajaur while field staff had been deployed in district Karak for drainage of flood water. Director General PDMA said that health teams, Rescue 1122, district administrations and paramedics have been mobilized in flood affected areas to control the outbreak of diseases.

Meanwhile Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has expressed satisfaction over the measures and relief activities carried out by the concerned provincial agencies to deal with the flood situation due to the recent monsoon rains in the province. He was chairing a meeting to review the flood situation in the province. Provincial Minister for Relief Iqbal Wazir, Special Assistant to CM on Information Barrister Muhammad Ali Saif, Chief Secretary Dr. Shehzad Bangash, administrative secretaries of the concerned departments, Director General PDMA and other relevant officials attended the meeting.

The chief minister said that the provincial government would extend all possible support to the flood affectees in this difficult situation.

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