8 missing as flash floods hit Khyber Agency

As many as 3 women and 5 men are reportedly missing from the area.


Express August 28, 2011

LANDI KOTAL: Flash floods swept away at least 17 people as well as three vehicles in the Khyber Agency of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province during early hours of Sunday, reported Express 24/7.

The worst-hit area by this flood was Wali Aka Khel in Landi Kotal Tehsil which lies right in the path of the flood.

Express 24/7 correspondent Iftikhar Firdous reported that as many as three women and five men from the area are still reportedly missing, however, some of the people are said to be recovered. At least eight vehicles, including two flying coaches and one pickup truck, also went missing from the area, including a passenger bus carrying 16 people in Landi Kotal.

The Provincial Disaster Management Authority issued warning of heavy rainfall starting from Sunday in the areas. Low-level floods are also expected to be seen in Swat and Malakand area.

Meanwhile, one person drowned in flash floods caused by heavy rain in Abbottabad.

In Southern Punjab, rain over Kohe Suleman sent 40,000 cusecs of water down the Rodkohi Drain that hit towns of Kahar and Chachar in Tehsil Rajanpur.

Floods surrounded Lal Garh, Larund and Landi Syedan villages, disconnecting them from other towns.

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