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Heavy rains in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa claim 15 lives, injure dozens

09:52 PM | 20 Apr, 2024
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

In a series of devastating rainfall events across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), at least 15 people lost their lives while dozens sustained injuries. The downpours caused extensive damage, including roof collapses and other rain-related incidents.

According to reports from the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), the fatalities occurred in various districts of KP, with the most affected areas being Mardan, Swat, Malakand, and Bajaur. Among the victims were four women, three men, and eight children.

In one tragic incident, a family heading on foot to a wedding in Der Bala got caught in heavy rainfall, resulting in two children succumbing to the cold. Meanwhile, in Lower Dir's Talash Shamsi Khan, a person was swept away by floodwaters, with search operations underway to locate the individual.

These recent casualties add to the toll of rain-related incidents since April 12, bringing the total number of fatalities to 46 across KP. Additionally, 72 people have been reported injured due to the adverse weather conditions.

The most affected regions, in terms of both lives lost and property damage, are Dir Lower and Chitral Lower. The PDMA's assessment revealed that out of 2,875 affected households, 436 sustained complete damage, while 2,439 suffered partial damage.

Chitral Lower bore the brunt of the destruction, with 1,020 households experiencing significant losses due to the heavy rains. The situation remains critical as rescue and relief efforts continue to assist affected communities.

This series of rain-triggered disasters underscores the urgent need for enhanced preparedness and disaster management measures, especially during the ongoing monsoon season in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The government and relevant authorities are actively engaged in providing aid and support to those affected by these unfortunate events.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Today Open Market Currency Rates in Pakistan - Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - 21 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 21, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.7 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro moved up to 298 for buying and 301 for selling while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 298 301
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.80
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739 747.8
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.53 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.65 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72

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