NHA has advised the tourists & locals of the area to avoid ‘unnecessary’ movement.
KP: Houses & hotels swept away in Swat flash floods. Several bridges and hotels have been swept away in floodwater as heavy rains continue to batter parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) including Swat.
The people have been advised to leave their houses due to the damage caused by the floodwater in Kalam, Swat. The flash floods have swept away newly constructed Honeymoon Hotel in Swat, while four mosques and bridges were also swept away in ragging water.
Meanwhile, the National Highway Authority (NHA) has advised the tourists and locals of the area to avoid ‘unnecessary’ movement.
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The NHA spokesperson said situation from N-90 to N-95 section [Bahrain to Kalam] is critical as the floods have affected approach road also.
The adjoining roads to Bahrain-Kalam highway are also flooded, the NHA spokesperson said.
On the directions of Minister for Communications, Maulana Asad Mahmood, the staff of NHA is present in the affected areas and efforts are underway.
Meanwhile, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Disaster Management Authority has issued flood advisory for Swat river at Khwazakhela point.
In a press release, the Authority said the water flow in Swat river has reached “high to very high” flood level which may cause dangerous situation for the communities living near the river bank.