Pakistan – 2 Dead, 10 Houses Destroyed After Heavy Rain in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province

Heavy rain fell in parts of northern Pakistan from 22 March 2021. Authorities reported severe material damages and fatalities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Disaster Management Authority reported fatalities in Lower Dir after a house collapsed due to heavy rain, and in Mardan where a young person was electrocuted after power lines came into contact with flood water.

A total of 10 houses were completely destroyed in the province, including 1 in Mardan, 3 in Upper Dir and 6 in North Waziristan. Material damages including damage to buildings and homes were also reported in the districts of Charsadda, Khyber, Mohmand, Bajaur, Buner, Lower-Chitral, Malakand, Lower Dir, Shangla, Tank, Kurram, Swabi and Hangu. A total of 38 houses were damaged across the province and 6 people were injured.

At least 7 locations across the province saw more than 40 mm of rain in 24 hours to 23 March 2021. The highest amounts were see in Dir which recorded 51 mm and Malam Jabba with 65mm.