Flash floods kill 3 in Nowshera, more flooding expected in K-P

Warning says heavy rain will result in flash flooding in Kabul, Kurram, Gambela and Swat rivers.

News Desk August 22, 2012

PESHAWAR: At least three people have been killed so far in Nowshera and around 11 have been injured due to the recent flash floods. Meanwhile, more flash floods are expected as the Flood Warning Cell, Peshawar predicts heavy rainfall in different areas of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

According to the Flood Warning Cell, heavy rain is expected during the next 48 hours in the cities of Kohat, Bannu, Peshawar, Mardan and Hazara divisions which is expected to cause flash floods in rivers.

The warning says that a well-marked rain-bearing weather system is likely to produce moderate to heavy rain resulting in flash flooding in Kabul, Kurram, Gambela and Swat rivers and their tributaries.

All the concerned DCOs have been asked to take necessary precautionary measures to avoid any loss of life and property in the areas.

According to the Flood Warning Cell, heavy rainfall caused a flash flood that discharged 5,887 cusecs in Chinkar Nullah and 9,923 cusecs in Chillah Nullah in the Azakhel area in the morning, but the discharge has been subsided up to 1,155 cusecs in Chinkar Nullah and up to 1,420 cusecs in Chillah Nullah which falls in the normal range.



Saladin Chamchawalla | 11 years ago | Reply

@Usman786: Didn't know Queen Marie Anttoinette has living relatives in Pakistan!

Supressed, Opressed, Depressed | 11 years ago | Reply

Brace yourselves, floods are coming.

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