KHAR: Two persons of a family lost their lives and five others were injured when roof of their house collapsed due to heavy rain in Bajaur tribal district on Thursday.
Local sources said the incident happened in Tarkho area of Mamond tehsil in the morning when roof of Momin Said’s house collapsed during heavy rain. Two daughters of Momin Said, Aleena and Bakhtiar, lost their lives in the incident, while he along with four other members of the family, Abbas, Ilham, Tayyeb and Marhaba.
The area people with the help of the district administration officials reached the spot and started rescue activities. The bodies and the injured were taken to Agency Headquarters Hospital Khar.
Rain started in Bajaur tribal district on Wednesday which continued on Thursday. The Metrological Department has predicted rain in different parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and tribal districts today (Thursday).
The Met Office says rain lashed Peshawar, Dera Ismail Khan, Bannu, Malakand, Parachinar, Saidu Sharif, Risalpur, Kalam and other areas and snowfall was recorded on mountainous areas. More rain is expected in Peshawar, Charsadda, Mardan, Swat, Malakand, Abbottabad, Kohat, Bannu, Karak, Lakki Marwat, Nowshera and other areas of KP.
Sources said Sheikh Badan area of Lakki Marwat received snowfall after a long time. This area situated near the merger point of Lakki Marwat and Dera Ismail Khan is known to be used as summer station during summers by the British rulers. This area is still deprived of basic facilities like roads etc.
The mountainous area of Buner also received snowfall and plain areas are receiving rain since Wednesday. The weather turned further cold after rain and snowfall.
In Orakzai tribal district, roads were closed due to heavy snowfall. People remained confined to their homes as rain and snowfall continued till filing of this report. The mountainous areas were also gripped by fog.
Minimum temperature in Peshawar on Thursday was recorded at nine degrees centigrade, while maximum temperature was 14 degrees centigrade.
The picturesque Murree valley is also receiving heavy snowfall. Traffic Police in Murree have made arrangements for the facilitation of tourists.
Additional police personnel have been deployed to assist in traffic flow. The tourists have been advised by the authorities to drive carefully due to slippery roads. The motorists have also been advised to use tire chains for road grip.