Death toll revised in Chitral flood as Pakistan army brings aid

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 8:50:20 by

The death toll from flooding as a result of monsoon rains in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had been corrected to 33 as, as Pakistan Army said it was flying food and medical supplies to affected areas on Monday.

Officials in the region had pronounced 43 deaths as the overall number of casualties, declaring that 41 of those fatalities had lost their lives in a village in Chitral district when flash floods suddenly destroyed their homes.

Authorities also said two Chinese engineers had been killed at the Tarbela dam construction site in K-P. Authorities later said there had been a repetition in the death count then revised the death toll down to 29.

The district’s deputy commissioner, Usama Waraich, declared thirteen people still missing in Chitral and added that rain forecast has predicted the possibility of another flash flood resulting in authorities evacuating some residents on Monday.

The Pakistani army, on Monday, said dozens of homes have been damaged in the village of Ursoon in Chitral including five which were completely swept away. The out-of-the-way village had not gotten an evacuation warning and suffered in isolation whilst its roads were damaged by the floods.

Reports also flew in that two more resident workers had lost their lives as well as Chinese engineers at the dam building spot, totalling the casualties to 33.

Afghan officials said they had retrieved 13 bodies, counting eight Pakistani soldiers, which had been carried over the frontier into Afghanistan.

“We found the bodies yesterday and they were handed over to the Pakistani authorities.” head of the public health hospital in Afghanistan’s Kunar province Ehsanullah Fazal said.

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