10 killed in rain-related incidents across KP: PDMA

PESHAWAR: The KP Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) on Thursday said that as many as 10 persons were killed and two injured in different rain-related incidents occurred in various parts of the province during the past 24 hours.

In a report released on Thursday, the PDMA informed that 10 houses were completely and 20 partially damaged in different incidents, adding that as per the directives of KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, the authority directed all district administrations to start rescue and relief operations in affected areas.

It said that relief goods were distributed in Swabi, Tank and Bajaur while field staff has been deployed in district Karak for drainage of floodwater.

Meanwhile, the PDMA Director General said that teams of the health department, Rescue 1122, district administrations and paramedics have been mobilized in flood affected areas to control the outbreak of diseases.

He said that fumigation was being carried out in affected areas while heavy machinery had been deployed for drainage of floodwater.

The DG said that PDMA took action timely due to which the losses remained very low in the affected areas, adding that the PDMA control room was working round the clock for timely response to any emergency.




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