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Heavy Rain Claims 21 Lives In KP

Heavy Rain Claims 21 Lives In KP

Over the past 48 hours in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, heavy rains have resulted in the unfortunate loss of at least 21 lives, with 37 others sustaining injuries, as reported by the Provincial Disaster Management Authority.

The impact has been substantial, with thirty houses completely destroyed and ninety-seven houses experiencing partial damage across the province. The aftermath has led to the blockage of several roads, prompting the district administrations to initiate efforts for their reopening, aiming to restore smooth traffic flow.

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Responding to the crisis, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Ali Amin Khan Gandapur has issued directives for the immediate provision of relief and compensation checks to the families affected by the calamity. His instructions also emphasize the urgency of reopening closed roads and ensuring the provision of necessary facilities to those stranded due to the rain and landslides.

In a bid to manage the situation effectively, the chief minister has further directed the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), Rescue 1122, and district administrations to maintain a state of alertness and actively facilitate the affected population.

Muhammad Qaiser Khan, the Director-General of PDMA, highlighted that comprehensive directives have been issued to all Deputy Commissioners (DCs) to undertake relief and rescue operations in the areas most severely impacted by the rainfall. This coordinated effort seeks to alleviate the suffering of the affected populace and address the immediate challenges arising from the inclement weather conditions.