Five dead, 18 injured in rain-related incidents in KP
PESHAWAR: At least five people were killed and 18 others suffered injuries in rain-related incidents across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Sunday, ARY News reported.
According to the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), at least five people lost their live in heavy rains and gusty winds. Rescue officials shifted the bodies and the injured to medical facilities for treatment.
The casualties were reported in Peshawar, Swabi and other areas of the province.
Earlier on July 23, the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) had issued an alert about heavy rain and thunderstorm in different parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) from Wednesday till Saturday.
In a letter, PDMA Director General had asked all the deputy commissioners to take precautionary measures to avoid human and material losses. He had also advised the tourists to be careful while visiting hilly areas of Hazara and Malakand division.
The DG had asked the concerned department to ensure availability of all emergency service staff, machinery and other resources and remain vigilant in restoring road links.