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Aid shipments carried by camels: rains, floods kill 264 in KP from 15 June: PDMA

PESHAWAR/TANK: At least 264 people including 36 women and 106 children were killed in rain and flood incidents in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from June 15 to August 29, the director general of the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) said. on Wednesday.

According to PDMA statistics published here, 327 people were injured during in issue and moved to local hospitals for lifeguard treatment. Statistics also showed that 156 schools and other educational institutions were damaged as a result of result of excessive rains and floods in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including in united areas.

Disaster also poorly hit the livestock sector, as 9,411 animals were reported to have died. in provinces. The most affected disaster hit areas of the provinces were Dera Ismail Khan, Swat, Karak, Lakki Marwat, Tank and Kohistan, where floods and rains caused great damage. on human lives, houses and crops.

PDMA DG Sharif Hussain says in In this regard, it is said that the authorities have allocated funds in the amount of 850 million rupees so far. for affected areas from July to present. Besides, he said for The most affected areas were provided with tents, mattresses, food and other necessary items on on an emergency basis, which were distributed among the victims through the relevant district administrations.

Aid items transported by camel to remote areas

The district administration must fall back on camels that also known as “ships of desert” for the transport of aid items and products items to remote terrain of area heavily affected by heavy monsoon rains.

“We found this to be the most effective way transport humanitarian goods and products on camels people in remote villages of Ragaza and Manjihi, who remain completely cut off after heavy monsoon rains turned into raging torrents wreaking havoc with infrastructure,” Deputy Commissioner Hamidullah Khattak told APP. on Wednesday.

He said there is total of 612 houses with 4000 inhabitants in two areas with Earth access fully destroyed and the district administration hired local camels to make the grueling ride on using camels to supply rations and help items in these distant off villages.

Initially, the DS said Pak army and FC with efforts of district administration, the ration was issued six up to eight abandoned villages via helicopter service.

But later on instructions of the provincial government decided to use camels as a means of of transport for remote areas that remained completely cut down off from the rest of area.

Citing rehabilitation and relief efforts in flood affected areas of area, Hamidullah Khattak said that the three aid camps were set up in the area where 750 floodThe victims are alive and are being treated. with food three times in day.

He said that 22 medical camps are functioning and special health teams was created to provide best medical services to the population flood affected people by region.

In such emergencies, DC claimed that access to the stuck people always stayed first a priority of administration, so traffic restored as well as in in this respect total of 18 roads, including three main and 15 branches were restored and opened for traffic.

He said that the district administration teams visited house to house and broken tents for about 1000 houses. Similarly food items and other daily use items were delivered to worthy families in area, he added.

About restoration of power power supply, DC said that out of 13 feeders in tank district, power the offer was restored for consumers of 12 feeders while Wadp officials were ordered promptly complete work on the remaining feeder too, so that no consumer is left without electricity.

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