Since February 4, widespread rain and snowfall in the northern parts of Pakistan took the lives of at least 38 individuals in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province (KPK) and one in Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK). At least seven people died in Jaswant Singh (KPK) after the roofs of several homes caved in due to heavy rain. In Haripur (KPK), six members of a family were swept away by the floodwater of a seasonal stream. In addition, three soldiers are missing following an avalanche in Surgulu Binshahia Village (KPK). The heavy rain is uncharacteristic for February, but the dangerous floods are commonplace in Pakistan. At least 1,800 people died in the massive floods of 2010.
According to National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), in addition to the deaths, at least 90 people were injured and six are missing. In KPK, approximately 1,400 houses are damaged while in AJK 310 houses are damaged. Support in the form of 700 tents was arranged through the Provincial Disaster Management Authority’ warehouse. NDMA further shared that food and other required items would be arranged through the local market.
CWS-P/A is following the situation, but at the present time the needs are being met by the local authorities.