100 more bodies retrieved as death toll climbs to 433 in Swat/Shangla
SWAT, Aug 2 (APP): As water starts receding in river Swat and streams, 116 more dead bodies have been retrieved in Swat and Shangla with dead toll reaching 433 in both districts. In Shangla 16 more dead bodies were recovered from the debris of the land sliding raising the total number of casualties to 180 in the district.
A total of 52 villages, 23 link
bridges, dozens of schools, medical centers, hundreds of shops, houses,
plazas and precious orchards of various crops and fruits have been
washed away by the flash floods as various epidemics have been reported
in the mountainous district.
Still over 200 tourists were
trapped in Kalam, Madyan and Behrain as these areas have been cut off
from the rest parts of the country while 500 have been airlifted by the
chopper to Khwazakhela.
Around 0.8 million in Tehsil Kabal
and other areas of Swat are deprived of the edibles has triggered
apprehension of feminine in the districts. The hoarders and profiteers
are charging the flood stricken people at exorbitant rates for
Similarly, hotels at the scenic
resorts at Kalam, Behrina, Madyan, Mankyal and other tourist’s resorts
have been submerged by the killer rains.
Meanwhile, two Dubai return locals of Swat were taken away by callous river while crossing it at Sheen area in district Swat.
Attaullah and his friend had
arrived Swat Mingora on Saturday from Dubai and while crossing the
river in a local boat have been drowned in midst of the river. Local
people are searching for the dead bodies.