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Special Report on Flash Floods in Chitral - PDMA (03 Jul 2016)

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Introduction

Torrential rain/cloud burst has hit Ursoon (Paitasun Gol) south-west of Chitral at 0930 pm on 02nd July, 2016, which resulted in flash floods in the stream located near Pak-Afghan border. The hill torrent washed away a mosque, Pak army check post and near-by houses (35 Full house damages, 47 Partial house damages) resulting in missing of 31 people and 28 moles. Rescue and Search Operation of Pak-Army, Police, Levis and Scouts is under way, as a result 07 dead bodies have been recovered till now. Road networks in Chitral on main NHA roads are operational.

Casualties and House Damage

  • Deaths: 31 (07 confirmed)

  • Injuries: 04 (Army Jawan)

  • 35 Fully Damaged Houses

  • 47 Partially Damaged Houses

Relief Efforts

  • Emergency has been declared in Tehsil Headquater Hospital Drosh.

  • Deputy Commissioner Chitral along with rescue & relief team has visited the affected area and distributed 50 Food and Non Food Items packages in the affected population.

  • PDMA has requested NDMA for provision of Helli Service to provide relief in inaccessible areas of Chitral.

  • Joint search and rescue operation of Pak-Army, Police, Chitral Scouts and Levis is under way to recover the 24 missing individuals.