PESHAWAR, Pakistan: The death toll of victims of the recent heavy torrential rains, land-sliding on Thursday mounted to 66 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa besides 61 sustained injuries and 925 houses damaged during the natural calamity.
According to PDMA, most of the casualties occurred in Shangla where 17 people lost their lives besides 17 injured and 67 houses damaged. The verification of damages houses is under progress and final report would be compiled soon.
In Swat, 13 people died, 13 injured and 165 houses damaged. In Kohistan, 14 people were perished and two injured. As per Deputy Commissioner Kohistan, two dead bodies and five injured were so far recovered after about 30 people were reportedly trapped under a heavy landsliding on April 4 at village Athori in tehsil Kandyan in Kohistan.
In Bannu, two persons died, five injured and 15 houses damaged whereas one person perished, another injured and two houses damaged in Malakand respectively.
As many as six persons killed, eight were injured and 100 houses damaged in Dir Upper while two persons died in Dir Lower besides one injured in recent rain related incidents.
One person died in Manshera, four sustained injuries and seven houses destroyed besides two deaths were reported in Chitral where verification of damaged houses are in progress.
The rain claimed one life in Charsadda besides three injuries and one house damaged. Two deaths were reported from Mardan besides two injured and as many damaged houses. In Batagram, two person killed and 11 houses damaged.
Batagram is the only district where compensation amount has been provided to legal heirs of the dead victims in the recent rains and floods. One person died, another injured and 536 houses damaged in Abbottabad while one death was reported in Buner besides five injured and 15 damaged houses.