Friday, June 14, 2013

Hundreds flee villages in Swat

It has been reported from Mingora, Swat that hundreds of people have started shifting to safer places after flood waters submerged several areas in Matta and Kabal tehsils of Swat district on Thursday.

Picture by Reuters shows gushing water that devastated the Swat Valley in 2010
The floodwater entered Matta tehsil and affected 0.3 million people while 0.4 million residents of Kabal were forced to leave their homes due to flood.

The authorities had issued flood warnings last Tuesday after water-level in Swat river increased to an alarming level.The flood victims of both tehsils were being shifted to safer places through remote Shamozai Barikot road and Baghdheri road, respectively, as several key routes were closed down.

The Kanju Ayub Bridge was also closed down for vehicular traffic after it developed cracks due to flood.

It may be added floods a few years back the worst floods in the history of Pakistan hit the entire country, specially Swat valley  where water swelled many feet higher than the normal flood limits and destroyed life and property and wild life. 

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