Heavy storms kill 16, injure 82 in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa

The premier announced Rs300,000 and Rs100,000 as compensation for the dead and injured, respectively.


Afp/web Desk/mureeb Mohmand August 15, 2014

PESHAWAR: Heavy storms and rains on Friday killed at least 16 people, including nine children, and injured over 80 others in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, officials said.

The torrential monsoon rains damaged properties in the provincial capital Peshawar and its surrounding areas causing roofs and walls of houses to cave in -- in some cases killing those inside.

"The roofs of many houses collapsed after heavy storms and rains hit the City and suburbs. Up to 16 people including nine children, three women and four men have been killed in these accidents," Zahir-ul-Islam, a senior administration official in Peshawar, told AFP.

"At least 82 people including 25 children have been injured also. Most of them have head injuries," he said.

A senior police official in Peshawar city, Ijaz Khan also confirmed the death toll and numbers wounded.

The torrential monsoon rains damaged properties in the provincial capital Peshawar and its surrounding areas causing roofs and walls of houses to cave in -- in some cases killing those inside.

A senior police official in Peshawar city, Ijaz Khan also confirmed the death toll and numbers wounded.

Met Office had predicted scattered rain/thundershowers with isolated heavy falls in upper Punjab, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B) and Kashmir between Friday and Sunday.

Earlier in the week, the met-office had informed that moderate monsoon currents with westerly wave is expected to grip upper parts of the country on Friday. Due to monsoon currents and the westerly wave, good rain/thundershowers accompanied with windstorm are predicted in Khyber-Pakhtunkhawa (K-P), upper Punjab, Gilgit Baltistan (G-B) and Kashmir during Friday to Sunday.

Rain-thundershower associated with gusty winds were also expected at scattered places in Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar, Kohat divisions, while at one or two places in DI Khan, Bannu divisions. Isolated heavy falls may also occur in Malakand, Hazara, Peshawar divisions during this period.

PM announces compensation for those died or injured in rain related incident

Expressing grief over the deaths of 16 people in Peshawar in rain related incidents, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif directed the provincial government to provide all possible help and relief to the rain affected people.
The premier also announced Rs300,000 and Rs100,000 as compensation for the dead and injured, respectively. Nawaz also offered to provide the the provincial government any assistance that they may need in relief work.

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COMMENTS (12)

common man | 6 years ago | Reply

@ASM: I am from KPK and i say it with sound reasons that the performance of PTI in KPK is not only dismal but shameful too.

ASM | 6 years ago | Reply

SO you trying to say that the heavy storm came due IK and KPK CM. The long march has a purpose and not a source of entertaintment. pti is doing good in kpk and ask from those who are from kpk.

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