Manzoor Ali & Karimullah
Widespread flash floods have blocked roads and damaged bridges and other infrastructures right from Lowari up to the Yarkhun and Torkhow valleys. However, there is no report of loss of life from any part of Chitral.
Reports gathered gathered by ChitralToday showed that the main road to Chitral was blocked at three points in Ashiret and Baradam area.
The NHA said machinery had been moved to clear the blocked road in the Lowari area.
The Chitral-Mastuj road was blocked at Reshun after floods washed away the bridge over a stream there. This RCC bridge over the stream had been constructed at a cost of about Rs40 million after the 2015 floods.
The road was also inundated in Ramdasi Chowk in Reshun. People travelling on the Chitral-Mastuj road were stranded on both sides of the stream.
The floods also damaged four houses completely and about 10 others partially in Reshun. A mosque along the roadside wad also partially damaged.
The level of the flood in Reshun was much higher than that of 2015, said Sher Nawaz of Reshun Gol.
The Chitral-Mastuj road is also blocked at Nisur Gol after the road was damaged there due to flooding.
The flood in Nisur Gol also washed away irrigation canals to Parwak.
Streams in Charun, Kuragh, Zait, Barenis also received floods. The flood in Barenis blocked the main river creating a big lake.
Small scale flooding was also reported from Ursoon, Jinjirate Koh and Shishi Koh. Madaklasht road was blocked at Kalas Shishikoh after flooding.
There was also low level flooding in Booni Gol that did not overflow the banks of the stream and ended up in the river.
But people living along the streams ran to safety as night fell.
The flood also washed away a bridge connecting Booni Gol to other parts of the town along with water supply lines.
In Yarkhun, streams were in high to moderate flooding and power supply to a number of villages has been suspended.
The Grovur Gol was also flooding and a hydro power station supplying electricity to about six villages has been closed.
Besides main streams, small nullahs also flooded into villages.
The gols of Khuz lower and upper and Dewangol also flooded but there were no major losses.
The rain that started across Chitral on Wednesday continued with interval on Thursday morning.