13 new deaths in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa due to heavy rain; toll rises to 59

Apr21,2024



New Delhi: At least 13 people died in second spell of heavy rain on Saturday Pakistan'S Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) is taking the death toll By 59, Dawn reported citing the provincial disaster management authority (news agency xinhua) Report.
KP has been receiving heavy rains since April 12, causing landslides and house collapse across the region.
According to the KP PDMA report released on Saturday, 33 children, 14 adults and 12 women have died, while 72 people have been injured in rain-related incidents since April 12.
Additionally, according to reports, 2,883 houses and 68 schools have been damaged and 309 animals have died.
A PDMA official said Rs 110 million was provided to districts for emergency assistance, while Rs 90 million was distributed to tribal areas to continue relief efforts.
The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) on Tuesday predicted more rain across the country, which will last till April 22, as “another strong westerly wave” is expected to move towards western Pakistan.
It has predicted “rain-thunderstorm/storm (some heavy, with very heavy falls at some places) and snowfall in high mountains” over places like Shangla, Buner, Bajaur, Khyber and Peshawar from Wednesday night till April 21.
Meanwhile, normal weather conditions have been reported in Balochistan, PDMA informed in a post on X.



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