Pakistan – 30 Dead After More Flash Floods in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province

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.

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