Houses swept away in Chitral floods

Published: August 1, 2013
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A screengrab shows the flooded street in Chitral. SCREENGRAB: EXPRESS NEWS

A screengrab shows the flooded street in Chitral. SCREENGRAB: EXPRESS NEWS

CHITRAL: Five houses and two shops were swept away due to heavy flooding  in Chitral District, Express News reported on Thursday.

Irrigation pipelines, agricultural land and livestock were also lost or damaged due to the heavy rain and flooding.

Expensive logs of wood were swept away in the current of the flood.

Clean drinking water was also affected as the flood water reached the springs used for drinking.

Due to flooding in the Aiwan Nala, roads going towards the Kailash Valley have been closed off.

As the monsoons creep across the Northern parts of Pakistan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and the tribal belt in particular are beginning to feel the full force of the season.

Heavy rains and floods have damaged infrastructure and standing crops across many areas.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Oberoi P
    Aug 1, 2013 - 2:53PM

    How about harvesting these flood waters? The trouble with South East Asia is that the nations here are not proactive in solving problems. If harvesting is properly done, flooding will cease and water shortages will end. But unfortunately, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and others are riddled with corruption and mutual hatred that any broad policy cannot be implemented.

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  • Adnan
    Aug 1, 2013 - 4:08PM

    @Oberoi P:

    Who has this much time for such innovative thinking. We wait for disasters every year, for the sack of Aid.

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  • inam ullah wali
    Aug 1, 2013 - 5:20PM

    what is the job of Pdma?why they r watching each thing just as silent spectator

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  • abdul sadiq
    Aug 3, 2013 - 1:35PM

    i am amazed how the media fools the masses in the name of journalism.. i belong to Chitral and this picture captioned as Street of Chitral is the biggest lie.. how come you journalists have no shame to sell lies in the name of jounalism..be honest to your profession and provide with real pics of Chitral floods

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