80,000 people affected, 450 houses destroyed in Swabi flood: OCHA

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Islamabad, Aug 18(ANI): The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has said that at least 70,000 to 80,000 people have been affected in Swabi by the floods and about 450 houses have been destroyed apart from the major losses to crops and livestock

In a statement issued in Islamabad, it said that stored grains had been swept away by the floods, which might lead to food insecurity in the flood-affected regions of Ismaila, Kalu Khan and Adina, The Dawn reports.

"Majority of the deaths occurred due to the collapse of roofs in mud houses. Concrete houses were mostly unaffected. Valuables in homes were completely swept away," the statement said.

It also stated that traffic between Swabi and Mardan had been completely cut off, as several bridges were washed. Communication system has been damaged in Mardan district.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has also set up three medical camps in Mardan, while the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) would send 500 tents for distribution in flood affected areas. (ANI)

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