Further flash floods and heavy rain have affected parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province in northern Pakistan.
On 28 August FloodList reported that at least 16 people had died after flash flooding and landslides in Kohistan, Swat and Shangla districts from 26 to 28 August.
On 03 September, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) reported a further 30 fatalities occurred in the period 31 August to 03 September. After days of heavy rainfall.
Malam Jabba in Swat District recorded 118 mm of rain in 24 hours to 01 September and 135 mm in the following 24 hours. Balakot recorded 112 mm of rain in 24 hours to 02 September.
PDMA said that along with the 30 fatalities, 38 people have been injured, 118 houses damaged and 15 destroyed. Many of the fatalities occurred after buildings collapsed due to heavy rain, flooding or landslides.
Fatalities were reported in Swabi (5), Buner (4), Shangla (3), Swat (4), Battagram (2), Lower Kohistan (2), Haripur (2), Torghar (7) and Dera Ismail Khan (1).
A total of 20 districts have been affected overall: Mardan, Swabi, Charsadda, Buner, Upper Chitral, Lower Dir, Shangla, Swat, Upper Dir, Abbottabad, Battagram, Lower kohistan, Haripur, Torghar, Upper Kohistan, Dera Ismail Khan, South Waziristan, Tank, Karak and Kohat.
Images shared on Social Media showed raging flash floods causing severe damage in parts of Swat District.
This is Naala Daraal in Bahrain-Swat, Severe flood in City of CM KPK and Murad Saeed’ City but Media will not show… pic.twitter.com/3EwMBneCkt
— Sherry Rana (@SherrySRana) September 1, 2020
#Floods damaging main road in #Bahrain Swat. The mosque on the rock known as Bilal Mosque has already been washed away. This flow rejuvenated our scars of the floods in 2010. The frequency of floods is alarming! #SwatFloods pic.twitter.com/dPF2jX7sEE
— Zubair Torwali (@zubairtorwali) September 2, 2020
Flood situation in Swat. It’s still raining here. Plz pray for Swat and pakistan. pic.twitter.com/CuqrdEkzJX
— Majid Khan Photography (@majidkhanphoto) September 1, 2020
— Fazal Aziz Bunairee (@FazalAziz) September 2, 2020
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government invested where it mattered the most :: Rescue 1122 has been extended to all districts, and today when floods struck different districts of North KP, the brave jawaan of Rescue 1122 responded and saved precious lives pic.twitter.com/KgCHLjfiuu
— PTI Swabi (@ptioswabi) September 1, 2020