PESHAWAR, 29 April: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has formed 10 teams to make assessment of damages caused by rainstorm in the province.

The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) said these teams will collect details of damages caused by rainstorm in Peshawar, Charsadda and Nowshera and provide it to the provincial government. Among the10 teams, five will collect details of damages in Peshawar, two teams will conduct survey in Nowshera, while three teams will gather details in Charsadda.

On the other hand, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak has announced increase in compensation amount for the people affected by the ‘mini-cyclone’.

Addressing a meeting in Peshawar yesterday, Mr Khattak said the compensation amount for the reconstruction of damaged houses was not enough. The chief minister issued directions that the compensation amount for one damaged room will be Rs50,000 instead of Rs30,000. He said the compensation money for two or more damaged rooms will be Rs100,000 instead of Rs50,000. Similarly, he said, Rs30,000 will be paid by the provincial government for each damaged wall in the rainstorm.

The rain and thunderstorm in Peshawar, Nowshera and Charsadda claimed 46 lives and injured over 200 others two days ago. A large number of houses were also damaged in the rainstorm.

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