PESHAWAR (Online) – Flash floods in Kargah Nullah has played havoc in several areas of Gilgit destroying completely over two dozens houses, water channel and main avenue.
Details said that flashflood caused by snow melting from mountains has destroyed more than 2 dozens of houses and uprooted the electricity polls and trees there.
More than 1000 canal of agriculture land has been completely submerged. While army troops have started relief activity and under taken construction work on Gilgit Gadar linked bridge.
Due to mitt level flood in river Kabul the water has entered into surrounding areas of Nowshehra and dozens of families have been forced to shift safer places.
People of affected areas have protested to government to make arrangements to help them in this situation.
Meanwhile, about four hundred families have been affected due to floods in Jala Bela‚ Bela Niko Khan‚ Mian Gujar and Islamabad Korona villages in Peshawar district. Standing crops in the area have also been damaged due to flood in Shah Alam andNaguman Rivers.
Official sources say‚ twenty families from Jala Bela have been shifted to safer places and food items are being provided to them. Protective bunds are being strengthened to protect these villages from further flood devastation.
According to Flood Cell Peshawar‚ River Kabul at Warsak and Nowshehra is in high flood.
Panjkora River at Dir‚ Shah Alam River at Takhtabad and Naguman River at Charsadda Road are in medium flood.
Swat River at Khawazakhela and Amandara is in low flood. Indus River at Tarbela is in low flood.
In District Charsadda‚ protective bunds at Jamat‚ Dalazak and Garhi Mohkam Shah villages are being strengthened which have been damaged due to diversion of River Kabul.
A portion of road near Kalam has been washed away by floods due to which traffic to Kalam Bazaar has been suspended. Efforts are underway to restore the traffice. People living along the river have shifted to safer places in the area.
Senior Provincial Minister Sikandar Sherpao visited various areas in Charsadda district and directed the local administration to take immediate preventive steps in the wake of possible flood.
Chief Minister Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has also directed the authorities to be ready for any eventuality. About four hundred families have been affected due to floods in Jala Bela‚ Bela Niko Khan‚ Mian Gujar and Islamabad Korona villages in Peshawar district.