Kundia cut off from rest of Kohistan district for days

Floods cause severe damage to road infrastructure and hamper relief operations

APP August 30, 2022
Police say their personnel and locals are busy in the rescue efforts. Photo: K-P police/File


Kundia, a remote mountainous tehsil of Kohistan, has been cut off from rest of the district due to severe damage to road infrastructure by the devastating floods, which are hampering relief operations.

Anwarul Haq, tehsil chairman Kundia told the media that Kundia tehsil was cut off from Dasu, Pattan and other towns of Kohistan district where roads and bridges were severely damaged due to massive flooding.

He said flood victims were looking for clean drinking water, medicines and food. Anwarul Haq said flood has affected over 2,000 houses besides wheat, maize, food and non-food items in Kundia.

Anwarul Haq said water has started receding at Kundia tehsil and huge amount was required for re-construction of destroyed roads, bridges and others infrastructure. He appealed philanthropists to generously contribute for assistance of flood victims.

Meanwhile, Abbottabad Deputy Commissioner Tarq Salam Marwat on Monday visited the flood relief camp at Kunj Football ground Abbottabad and reviewed the measures for relief activities in flood-hit areas.

DC Abbottabad while issuing instructions regarding the immediate provision of relief goods to the people of flood-hit areas of district Abbottabad and others areas of Hazara division including Northern Areas of Pakistan said that the pace of work should be accelerated.

Marwat also assured that the district administration with the cooperation of the masses would continue its efforts to provide relief to the flood victims of district Abbottabad and other areas of the region.

Flood relief camp Kunj ground Abbottabad was established with the cooperation of the district administration and Pak Army where donations including food items, blankets, mattresses, clothes, bed sheets and other necessities of life from masses received and sent to flood-hit areas for victims.

Man drowns in river

A man on Monday lost his life after falling down into River Door from the hundred feet height near Harno Murree.

According to the Rescue 1122 sources, Noor Khan resident of Supply Bazar Abbottabad was standing on the Murree roadside near Harno chair lift where River Door was streaming more than 300 feet downward. Suddenly he slipped and fell into the deep river and died on the spot.

Rescue 1122 recovered the body of Noor Khan from the river and shifted him to the District Headquarters Hospital (DHQ) Abbottabad.


Published in The Express Tribune, August 30th, 2022.


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