Chitral flood ....
trict, where flash floods swept away their homes without warning.
But on Monday officials said there had been duplication in the death count, revising the Chitral toll down to 29. They also said two more local workers had died alongside the Chinese engineers at the dam construction site, bringing the total toll across the province to 33.
Thirteen people are still missing in Chitral, said the district’s deputy commissioner Usama Waraich, adding that authorities were evacuating some residents with more rain forecast Monday.
Dozens of homes in the village of Ursoon in Chitral were damaged in the floods with the army saying Monday five of them were completely swept away. The remote village had received no evacuation warning. The military said it was flying in medical aid, tents and food to Ursoon by helicopter Monday. Afghan authorities also said they had recovered 13 bodies, including of eight Pakistani soldiers, which had been swept over the border from Chitral into Afghanistan. “We found the bodies yesterday and they were handed over to the Pakistani authorities,” Ehsanullah Fazal, head of the public health hospital in Afghanistan’s Kunar province said.