Pak army

Troops carrying out relief operation in Chitral’s rain-hit area

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Army troops are engaged in carrying out relief and rescue activities in Chitral area where flash floods have played havoc with the civic life. The Ursoon Village’s drain on Saturday flooded in northwest area of Domil Nisar, badly affecting houses while a few residents were also reported to be missing, an ISPR news release stated on Sunday.

Sources said that five houses in the village were completely washed away while some others were damaged which also caused injuries to the residents. According to statement, besides, providing relief and rescue assistance, the army troops also evacuated some injured for medical treatment while the marooned people were given away edibles to ensure their survival. The troops also provided tents and medical aid to affected people.

The Lama helicopter of Pakistan Army made five trips from Chitral to Ursoon Village and evacuated injured besides carrying ration. Search operation for missing persons is in progress, the statement added.

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