Monsoon rains Sunday swept away houses, hopes and people in Upper Kohistan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and in port city Karachi. The current monsoon spell played havoc with lives and properties of people. Pakistan Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) has been on high alert as concerned departments have already been directed to remain on their toes to deal with any natural calamity and its effects.
Tribune Wired correspondent from Upper Kohistan said that flash floods triggered by heavy rains caused massive destruction in the Kandia tehsil of Upper Kohistan. At least 50 houses and mini-power stations were washed away.
PDMA said that flooding and heavy rains in Chitral and provincial metropolis Peshawar took one person life while two were injured in the last 24 hours.
Around 50 houses were swept away in the floods in Upper Kohistan and local rescue authorities comprising five teams are carrying out rescue and relief operation and the assessment of losses.
Locals are now cut off from the electric grid and potable water amid the flash flooding and the rain spell.
Monsoon curse in Karachi
Tribune Wired Karachi correspondent said that at least one man died due to electrocution on Sunday as heavy rain lashed parts of sprawling city with more downpours forecasted over the next 48 hours.
A 40-year-old man was brought from the city’s Lea Market near Memon Masjid to Civil Hospital Karachi.
Karachi Administrator Murtaza Wahab claimed it had been raining constantly in Karachi since early morning, however, all relevant department teams are in the field for the disposal of rainwater.
Sharing pictures of Karachi Central District, Murtaza Wahab said that all underpasses are clear for the traffic.