40 houses damaged,animals killed in heavy rain

40 houses damaged, animals killed in heavy rain

LANDIKOTAL: At least three people including two children and a woman were killed in hours long heavy downpour spill that  devastated the normal life  in the last two days destroyed dozens of homes and killed a number of pet animals in various areas of district Khyber, officials said on Monday.

Assistant commissioner of Landikotal Irshad Mohmand told this scribe that they have received a pictures of more than thirty homes damaged or destroyed due to the flash floods and heavy downpour.

Flash floods also washed away links roads in various villages, residents said. 

Provincial minister Muhammad Adnan Qadri directed local administration and PDMA to collect the damages data as soon as possible and assist the affected people. He said soon he would also visit the affected families to condol the human lives and will take up the matter with chief minister. 

A roof of a house caved in in Sheen Drang locality in Bara Tehsil, killing g two children a woman. 

Pak-Afghan highway built in 2015 at the cost of Rs,8726.624 millions closed due having no bridges at nine water spliway places from Jamrud to Landikotal which were the prolonging demanding of residents to save lives from flash floods.

Irshad said rain and flash floods damaged houses and other compounds in Landikotal,Torkham,Kam Shalman and Loey Shalman,Bazaar Zakhakhel,Pasedkhel,Khyber Zakhakhel and other villages. The Hujra of legend Pashtu poet Amir Hamza Khan Shinwari was also damaged due to the rain.

The official said their assisment teams along with the Provincial Disaster Management Authority(PDMA)  were working to identify the whole damages so to provide them initial help. He said due to the non stop rain raining their teams could not reached to far flung areas so far. 

He said a numbers of pet animals were also reported dead due to rain while few vehicles were also washed away in floods. 

The official said roughly 30 to 40 homes damaged so far reported while they have received nine application for compensation. He said tents were provided to some affected families nearby in Landikotal. 

He said in a day or two they would issue report on total damages due to the rain and flash floods in Landikotal.

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