49 killed in Bisham landslide, 300 in KP flood

Over 300 people have been killed in floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, officials say.

The Edhi Foundation says that 291 people have died in the last three days in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province.

Weather officials say that Peshawar received 302mm (12in) of rain in the last three days.

At least 49 people were killed as the spree of monsoon rains triggered major landslide in Olandar area of the Bisham, on Friday.

According to media reports the landslide hit a small residential area of Olandar that killed 49 people. Rescue work has been started and 16dead bodies have been recovered so far, 33 are still buried under debris.

The flash floods and torrential rains brought havoc in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and tribal areas. During last three days, At least 202 persons have been killed in different parts of the province including FATA.

25 people were killed in various areas of Upper Dir due to striking of lightning while 50 houses have been destroyed.

According to media reports in Sheri Dara and Gawagoi areas of upper dir 25 people have been killed including 15 children and five women due to lightning striking their homes and 50 houses have been destroyed. Dead bodies of 16 people have been recovered and sent to their native villages for burial.

According to details, Mingora’s communication links with other parts are broken after collapse of Mingora Bridge while flood water entered in the area.

Flash floods and building collapses caused by heavy rains, over flowed canals, thunder lights and stormy drainage Nullahs, killed 48 people in Swat, Shangla, Deer and Dera Ismail Khan.

Two brothers drowned at the bank of Swat River in Khawaza Khela while a father and son died by thunder light strike at Chagum in Shangla district.

So far, 48 people were killed in floods and rain-related incidents in Swat while 15 persons, including a women, have been killed in upper and lower Deer areas.

Separately, two children were died in building collapse while 10 people including women were swept away in different incidents in Charsadda. According to a rough estimate, near about 1 million people are affected by flood in Charsadda and nearby areas.

An old bridge collapsed at University road Kohat and so far the rescue teams have recovered 18 people’s dead bodies from its debris.

At the other side, the local General Secretary of Awami National Party, Asma Nawaz, has been killed in a roof collapse at Dakbetoot area in Noshehra.

Scores of people are missing, many houses, link and main bridges, link roads, tributaries have been either completely washed away by floodwater due to spillover from rivers and incessant spate of rains or have been too inundated for a human life to survive.

Chief Minister House in Gilgit-Baltistan has been inundated due to killing floodwater, forcing CM to vacate CM House, who has taken refuge in a local hotel whereas thousands of people have been caught trapped in Nowshera district after River Kabul was seen in high-floods.

Unprecedented spree of incessant heavy downpours is continued in Gilgit-Baltistan, rendering adjoining areas cutoff with other parts of country.

14 jawans of rangers are trapped in floodwater in Baseen since last night, which has prompted authorities to carry out rescue operation for their safe and sound release.

The army has been summoned to tackle the problems caused by the flood waters, with Swat and Malakand districts the hardest hit.