Summer respite: Monsoon lashes parts of province

Dozens of houses destroyed in Swat Valley

Our Correspondents July 08, 2015
Stagnant rainwater in a street in Abbottabad. PHOTO: ONLINE

MINGORA/ PESHAWAR: Monsoon showers lashed various parts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and the tribal belt on Tuesday.

Rain was recorded in different parts of Hazara division, Malakand division, DI Khan, Kohat, Lakki Marwat and Karak. Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted rainfalls in Peshawar and rest of the areas by Tuesday night.

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Talking to The Express Tribune, Peshawar PMD Regional Director Mushtaq Shah said, “Moisture-laden monsoon winds have entered K-P and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and more rain is expected.”  He added sporadic rain is likely in the province and Fata from Tuesday night.

As per PMD’s records, Risalpur and Malam Jabba received 40mm and 39mm rainfall, respectively, while 21mm of rain was recorded in DI Khan.

Although no casualties have been reported so far, dozens of houses in Hazara area of Swat Valley were partially damaged and a vehicle was destroyed due to flooding in the area.

An official of Kabal police said the incident occurred at midnight. “A pick-up truck as well as many houses were destroyed. Speaking to journalists, local village councillor Afzal Shah said residents managed to get out of their houses and no casualties have been reported.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 8th, 2015.