Death toll reaches 1,033 across country as flood threat lingers in KP


PESHAWAR, AUG 29: The overall death toll from floods across the country reached 1,033 on Monday as the threat of more flooding lingered in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

According to a situation report of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), 1,527 individuals were injured in various rain and flood-related incidents and over 719,000 livestock animals were lost.

Additionally, over 3,451 kilometres of roads, 149 bridges, 170 shops, and 949,858 houses were damaged across the country.

Today’s developments:

  • Death toll reaches 1,033
  • Water level decreases in Kabul River at Nowshera
  • Further 35 tourists rescued from Kumrat
  • KP CM to visit Chitral and Dir
  • PM Shehbaz to visit Nowshera and Charsadda to review damages and relief operations
  • Sindh CM visits Sehwan and Dadu, inspects Manchar Lake water level
  • PTI fundraising telethon at 9:30pm tonight

Meanwhile, the water level in Kabul River still ranged from medium to very high flow. Data available from the flood cell showed that a decrease of 41,000 cusecs was recorded in the river’s water level and 296,731 cusecs were passing through the river at Nowshera — which was still “very high” flow.

However, that was lower than Sunday’s flow of over 336,000 cusecs.

The irrigation department also said that a “high” flow was reported in Kabul River at Warsak with 103,614 cusecs and “medium” flow at Adezai Bridge with 54,495 cusecs flowing.

According to a statement from Nowshera’s deputy commissioner office, the water level in the Kabul River was continuously decreasing and was likely to go down further in the next five to six hours.

Moreover, high water level was also observed in the Indus River at Chashma, with inflow and outflow levels recorded at 525,362 cusecs and 519,362, respectively.

However, the flood cell data showed that the rest of the rivers in KP were flowing at low, normal, and medium levels.

Meanwhile, KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan visited flood-affected areas of the province and met affectees.

The PTI said that he would visit four districts today — Upper and Lower Chitral and Upper and Lower Dir — to review relief and rescue operations.

“In this hour of difficulty, we stand side by side with our people. We believe in public service by being among the people,” CM Khan said.