Death toll from rain-related incidents in KP rises to 90

08:37 PM | 9 Apr, 2016
Death toll from rain-related incidents in KP rises to 90
PESHAWAR (Web Desk) - In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the death toll in rain related incidents has risen to ninety.

According to the latest report of PDMA Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, thirty seven people died in Kohistan, seventeen in Shangla, thirteen in Swat and six in Upper Dir.

Three persons died in Mardan and two each in Bannu, Batagram, Chitral and Lower Dir. Similarly, one person each died in Abbottabad, Buner Charsadda, Malakand, Mansehra and Peshawar.

Sixty-one people were also injured in different districts.

The rains also destroyed two hundred and thirty three houses besides partially damaging six hundred and sixty nine others.

Meanwhile, distribution of compensation cheques among rain and land-slides affectees of district Shangla and Kohistan began today.

Three hundred thousand rupees are being given to heirs of the dead. One hundred thousand rupees each will be given to each critically injured and fifty thousand who received minor injuries.

Owners of completely damaged houses will get one hundred thousand rupees while those of partially damaged will get fifty thousand.

The engineers of Frontier Works Organization are working to open Shangla-Basham Road, which was blocked at Karora due to land sliding.