CHITRAL: Three days after the flash floods, people of Reshun continued braving the post-flood hardship with no help coming from either the government or the private sector.
A visit to the affected village by ChitralToday correspondent showed volunteers helping people travelling between Upper and Lower Chitral to cross wooden planks placed on the stream.
A chairlift was also being arranged for ferrying women travellers to cross the flooded stream.
There is no sign of the RCC bridge that had been constructed over the nullah a few years ago.
About 25 houses in the villages have been buried under flood debris abd 70 partially damaged and its inmates are now living with their relatives or in tents. They need machinery to remove the debris accumulated in their houses.
Some affected people were busy clearing their houses mud and debris.
Moreover, the floods severely damaged the water supply system of the village. The residents are facing an acute shortage of drinking water and local volunteers were seen fetching water from outside the village and supplying them to houses.
Some of the affected people said so far no government help has reached them.
They said the deputy commissioner of Upper Chitral visited the village on Thursday but no relief items were arranged by his administration.
The village is also without electricity as the flash floods damaged a 200kv powerhouse established by the Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organization (PEDO).
As the road linking Upper and Lower Chitral remained blocked, a large number of people were seen stranded on either sides of the flooded nullah.
The travellers also faced hardship in getting transport especially towards Booni and Mastuj.–GH Fraooqui