31 died, several missing in Chitral flash flood

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Chitral flood: 30 drowned, 50 injured

ISLAMABAD, July 3 (APP): Thirty-one people have died while several others went missing due to heavy rain and flash flood in Drosh area of Chitral on Sunday.

According to District Administration Chitral, the flood also washed way a mosque and several houses, a private news channel reported.

Pakistan Army and Chitral Levies were carrying out relief activities in the affected areas.

Expesssing grief and sorrow and grief over the losses of precious lives in the rain and floods, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra directed the authorities concerned to step up rescue and relief measures in the affected areas to provide immediate relief to the needy people.

He also directed the administration to take all precautionary measures
to save the lives and properties of the people.

According to details, the casualties came as a result of a mosque roof
collapse in Chitral’s Arsoon tehsil.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has launched rescue services in the
affected whereas the provincial has asked National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to provide helicopter for the relief operation.

Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak announced compensation of Rs. 0.3 million for the families of the deceased persons.

Maghfirat Shah, District Nazim of Chitral, said that the death toll may increase whereas authorities were facing problems as routes leading to the area were also affected by the floods.