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Chitral death toll from flooding rises to 26

Latest Update: July 25, 2015 | 71 Views

CHITRAL: The death toll from flooding in Chitral has rise to 26 after 21 people lost their lives during the last 24 hours.

As many as 3 lac people are restricted to affected areas as land connections to safer parts are lost.

The flood situation worsened in Chitral following heavy downpour last night. Flood waters from nearby mountains also caused widespread devastation in the area.

At least 25 mosques, several educational institutions are destroyed. Several connective bridges have not been restored until Saturday.

Land connections of Kalash Valley and Ganche to other parts are yet to be restored. As many as nine hydel power houses have been destroyed.

Otol village has been completely washed away by floods.

According to the ISPR, Pakistan Army’s flood relief efforts continue in affected areas. 200 tents have been provided to affected people while ration for 300 families have been provided by Gilgit Baltistan.

Meanwhile, 180 people stranded in Kalash and Boni have been shifted by an Army helicopter to Chitral.

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