Over 400 homes destroyed after heavy monsoon rains: NDMA


ISLAMABAD: Heavy rainfall during monsoon season destroyed at least 272 houses and seriously damaged 403 houses across the country.

According to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), heavy monsoon rains in Punjab destroyed five houses and partially damaged 118 houses.

The preliminary damages of infrastructure and private properties in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province include three powerhouses damaged, one road blocked, three bridges washed away, and 175 shops affected including a mosque.

Around 122 houses were reported to be partially damaged and 94 were fully destroyed in KP. Moreover, 66 houses were affected in land erosion in Dera Ismail Khan district along the river Indus during the flood-like situation which was caused by India’s failure to share information regarding water levels.

In Sindh, around 33 houses were partially damaged while one house was seriously affected whereas no damages of any infrastructure or private property were reported in Balochistan.

In KP’s Chitral district, water supply had been disrupted after the surging of the glacial lake in the area.

The report mentioned that around 61 roads and tracks were blocked or damaged while 15 bridges, eight shops and two mosques were affected the rains in Gilgit Baltistan along with 110 houses destroyed and 60 seriously damaged.

In Azad Jammu and Kashmir, one road, 43 shops and three mosques along with 62 houses were destroyed and 70 were seriously damaged.

The flood relief activities included relief camps established Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Punjab where 95 relief camps and 61 medical camps were established in areas along the river Sutlej by the District Administrations (DA).

In Sindh around 2,464 families from Thatta were shifted to a relief camp in the district by the PDMA

Rescue forces also helped evacuate at least 4,131 persons in Punjab.