Over 350,000 stranded in Chitral

CHITRAL,: Views of destruction at flood affected area of Council Garam Chashma at District Chitral of Province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Friday, July 24, 2015. More than half million people affected by flood in Chitral seeking for aid by Government and NGOs.

ISLAMABAD, Jul 24: At least six people, including two women, have lost their lives due to heavy rains and flash floods in Chitral valley, says an official report by the district administration.

The report, prepared by Chitral District Commissioner Amin ul Haq and forwarded to the government on Friday, also says that over 350,000 people have been stranded in different parts of the mountainous region.

At least 161 houses have been completely destroyed while 45 have been partially damaged, says the report.

The report add that crop fields spanning more than 1,200 acres has also been destroyed, while 61 water supply schemes have also been irreparably damaged.

Six percent of orchards have also suffered damages due to the floods, says DC Amin ul Haq in the report.




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