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     July 22,  2015

Detail

 


SPECIAL REPORT ON GLACIAL LAKE OUTBURST FLOOD IN CHITRAL
 

Chitral Times Report

PESHAWAR: On the night falling between 15th& 16th July, and again on 19th July 2015, different parts of District Chitral were hit by Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOF) which carried massive torrents and flash floods washing away villages, access roads, bridges, drinking water supply systems, public/private property and agricultural crops. This phenomenon is unusual;however, due to climate changes, districts in the north of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa i.e. Mansehra, Chitral, Battagram, Kohistan (U/L), Torghar, Shangla are prone to such incidents of GLOF and these districts have already been sensitized by NDMA & PDMA during various phases of monsoon contingency planning.  In Chitral, 03 people have so far been reported as dead due to various incidents of houses collapse. The exact number of injuries cannot be ascertained due to inaccessibility of different affected areas. The rain spell is on and the district is expected to receive more rains in the days to come. A brief overview of damages reported till date is given as under:-

 

Relief Efforts of PDMA, Pak Army & DDMU Chitral

Food Items Distribution

 

            Affected Area

Food Items

Chitral

11850 Kg to 158 House holds

Drosh

5475 Kg to 75 House holds

GaramChashma

1095 Kg to 15 House holds

Reshum/Charum/Mastuj

730 Kg to 10 House holds

Chitral

130 tons Food Items by Pak Army

 

            Non Food Items Distribution

Non Food Items

Quantity

Provided By

Tents

47

District Administration

17

FOCUS

45

PRCS District Branch

Kitchen set

45

District Administration

Blankets

510

-do-

Tarpaulin

117

-do-

Water Tanks

02

-do-

Mats

300

-do-

Foams

50

-do-

Mosquito Kits

90

-do-

Jerry Cans

450

-do-

Hygiene Kits

45

-do-

 

Health Related Activities

 

Health Department is red alert in the affected UCs and emergency has been declared by the D.H.O. Medication is in progress in the affected areas to reduce water borne diseases. Livestock department started vaccination, deworming and medication in the affected areas.

 

Relief Funds  Sufficient funds have been placed at the disposal of District Chitral before the onset of current monsoons for carrying out relief activities in flood hit areas. Currently, an amount of Rs. 20 Million is available in the relief account of District Chitral. DC Chitral has been authorized for Rs.200,000/- out of relief funds for supply of drinking water to affected areas.

 

Provision of Food ItemsDeputy Commissioner Chitral has been authorized to procure and stock essential food items worth Rs. 01 Million for distribution amongst the affected population of cut off areas.PDMA has transported 20 Tonnes (500 Packages) of food items to the district on 20th July 2015 while a consignment of another 20 Tonnes (500 Packages) food items were sent on 21st July 2015. PDMA team headed by DG PDMA is present in Chitral for needs assessment and provision of relief.

Summary of Damages

Deaths

3

Injuries

Report awaited

Fully Damaged Houses

151

Partially Damaged Houses

38

Areas Affected

30 villages in North-West side of Chitral from Drosh to Garamchashma and East –Northern side Chitral to Koragh Mastuj and KoshtMulkhow and Torkhow UCs

Inaccessible UCs/Villages

Garamchashma UC, Shoghore UC,Kaset/RondurPchili village UC-II

ShishiKoshUC,Koragh Village, BooniVillage,ReshuneVillage,Charun village, Kosht Village, Oweer UC complete disconnected, Phasti village, Karimabad village.

Roads Cleared so for

Intra village, Link roads have been cleared in the affected areas.

 

Area Wise Damages:

Area

Deaths

WATSAN

Road

Infrastructure

House Damages

Trees

Agri-Land

Broze

03

Drinking water supply damaged

Chitral-Drosh Road Fully Damaged

01 Bridge, 03 Shops

03 Houses Fully Damaged(F.D)

20%

10%

Orghuch

Nil

Drinking water supply damaged

Chitral-Orghuch Road Fully Damaged

01 Bridge& 02 Mosques

30 Houses F.D &

18 Houses

Partially (P .D)

10%

10%

Ushusht

-do-

Drinking water supply damaged

Chitral-Orghunch Road

-

0

10%

10%

Ganorini

-do-

-do-

Chitral_GaramChashma Road fully damaged

01 Bridge Partially Damaged

No house damages

0

0

Shali

-do-

-do-

Chitral-GaramChashma Road fully damaged

01 Masjid & bridge washed away

-do-

15%

30%

Bamburait

-do-

-do-

Chitral-Bomborat Road damaged

6 Hotels damaged &Link roads damaged

26 Houses F.D &

04 Houses P.D

50%

60%

Kesu

-do-

-do-

Nil

Nil

Nil

10%

15%

Bakarabad

-do-

-do-

Nil

Nil

Nil

05%

10%

Ayun

-do-

-do-

Chitral-Bomborat Road damaged

Nil

Nil

10%

10%

Doom Shughor

-do-

-do-

Chitral-Orghot Road damaged

Nil

16 Houses Damaged

10%

05%

ChitralGol

-do-

-do-

Nil

1 Bridge washed away

Nil

10%

05%

ChikidumGolDrosh

-do-

-do-

Road partially damaged

Nil

Nil

10%

05%

DroshGol

-do-

-do-

Road partially damaged

Nil

Nil

10%

05%

KaldamGol

-do-

-do-

Road partially damaged

Irrigation Channel washed away

03 Houses Fully Damaged

20%

25%

Osaik

-do-

Nil

Road disconnected

01 bridge washed away

Nil

0%

0%

NisurGol

-do-

Drinking water supply damaged

Chitral-Mastuj Road Fully Damaged

Nil

Nil

0%

20%

Charun

-do-

-do-

Chitral-Booni Road Fully Damaged

Bridge washed away

04 Houses Fully Damaged

30%

20%

Koragh

-do-

-do-

Chitral-Booni Road Fully Damaged

Nil

02 Houses Fully Damaged

20%

10%

Reshun

-do-

-do-

Chitral-Booni Road Fully Damaged

04 Bridges washed away, Reshun Powerhouse station damaged

04 Houses Fully Damaged (F.D)

30%

40%

Barines

-do-

-do-

Intra Village road damaged

Suspended (Jeep) Bridge washed away

Nil

10%

20%

Karimabad

-do-

-do-

Intra Village road damaged

01 Bridge washed away

Nil

10%

40%

Arkari

-do-

-do-

Intra Village Road Damaged

Nil

Nil

20%

10%

Shoghore

-do-

-do-

link road washed away

20 Shops&01 Bridge washed away

 

Nil

20%

40%

Murdan&Drosh

-do-

-do-

Chitral-Chashma Road washed away

Water supply, shops damaged

24 Houses F.D & 10 Houses P.D

30%

40%

Mastuj

-do-

Water supply damaged

Chitral-Mastuj Road partially damaged

Private college (Dawn) partially damaged

04 Houses F.D & 01 Houses P.D

 

 

Oweer

-do-

-do-

Road fully damaged

Bridge washed away

Nil

10%

20%

 

 

 

Current Debacle

The main issue being faced is of access to the affected areas due to destruction of road infrastructure. Currently, the following areas have been cut off from main Chitral:-

 

Area

Affected Population (Approx)

Kalash Valley

25,000

GaramChashma

60,000

Upper Chitral (Booni, Mastuj, Mulkow, Torkow&Yarkhoon)

200,000

 

The above population is cut off from main Chitral for the last one week and it is apprehended that if this disconnect continues; so the chances of food shortages in these areas cannot be ruled out. District Administration Chitral and C&W Chitral have mobilized local contractors and available earth moving machinery to clear and restore traffic on the following roads:-

 

S.No.

Road Points

1

AyunDobash Road washed away at Oshan&Dobasch

2

Dobash to RumboorRaod partially washed away

3

Dobash to Bamborait Road

4

Birir Valley Road

5

GaramChashma Road

6

ChitralBooni Road at Koragh village

7

ShishiKoh to Madaklasht Road

 

However, C&W Chitral has demanded funds i.e. Rs.100 Million (initially as token grant) for starting restoration/rehabilitation work on the following roads& bridges damaged during floods. PHED and Irrigation Chitralhave also demanded funds for rehabilitation of their damaged facilities:-

 

S.No.

Road/Bridge Points

1

Chitral – Drosh – West Road at Dome ShoghoreChitral, Orghouch, Drosh Area

2

RaeenGol Road, Turkow Road

3

ReshunGol Bridge on BooniMastuj Road

4

Reshun Power House Road

5

BooniGol Bridge

6

Awi Bridge

7

Bridge on Rech Road

8

Suspension Bridge Kosht

9

Osiak Suspension Bridge Drosh

10

Biori Road

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has approved release of Rs.140 Million to C&W Chitral (Rs.100 M), PHED Chitral (Rs.30 M) and Irrigation Chitral (Rs.10 M) so as to mobilize contractors on H/rehabilitation work on the damaged infrastructure.

 

 

 

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