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Flash Floods Kill 9 People in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

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Fidel Rahmati
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At least nine people were killed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa over the last 48 hours due to heavy rainfall, while an emergency was declared in the province’s lower and upper Chitral districts till August 15.

On Sunday, the province experienced heavy rain, strong winds and thunderstorms, triggering landslides and destroying infrastructure, Dawn reported.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department predicts rain will likely fall in several country regions through July 26.

Friendly people had died in the past 24 hours, according to the most recent report from the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), including two Swat, two in Battagram, four in Mansehra, and one in Buner, Dawn reported.

According to the report, seven persons had been injured, including three each in Swat, Battagram, and Mansehra; meanwhile, nine residential houses had been fully damaged, while 67 were partially destroyed.

The district administration and the relief agency were instructed to remain on “high alert” by KP Interim Chief Minister Mohammad Azam Khan.

He directed officials to immediately start relief and rescue efforts and ensure the affected people received aid.

The chief minister also ordered the affected people to be moved to safer locations and asserted that the provincial government would help them “in every possible way”.

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