Rain-Related Incidents Claim 5 Lives In Azad Kashmir

Rain-Related Incidents Claim 5 Lives In Azad Kashmir
In Azad Kashmir, torrential rainfall has resulted in at least five fatalities and five injuries. The Meteorological Office (Met Office) forecasts that further heavy rain may fall.

The State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) has published a thorough study describing the scope of the damage brought on by the region's severe downpours.

The most recent SDMA data states that five people have died and five others have been hurt in rain-related events in Muzaffarabad.

The survey also discloses that the persistent downpours caused partial damage to 80 homes, while a startling 29 homes were entirely demolished.

In addition, seven stores and eight livestock homes were badly damaged by the floodwaters, which had a devastating impact on local businesses and people's way of life.

The effects of the persistent rains did not just affect Muzaffarabad. Significant damage was also sustained by the Neelum Valley villages of Tahjian and Thanda Pani, which caused a number of bridges to become disconnected.

The Met Office has issued warnings for further rain and thundershowers predicted within the next 12 hours in a number of locations, including Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Islamabad, Punjab, northeast and south Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Sindh, as the situation continues to be perilous.

Assistance and support are being actively provided to the impacted areas by authorities and rescue services.

The SDMA is organising relief operations to give individuals affected by catastrophic weather conditions refuge, medical care, and necessary supplies.

In view of the continuous heavy rain and associated threats, the general public is advised to exercise care, take the required safety precautions, and pay attention to local news and weather updates for any new information or warnings.