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
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.