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24 Dead, Several Missing As Flood Wreaks Havoc in Neelum Valley

MUZAFFARABAD: At least 24 people have been killed, including 11 Islamic missionaries from the Tablighi Jamaat and two women, while several others went missing in flash flood caused by torrential rains in Neelum Valley.

State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) stated that the flood has destroyed more than 100 houses, shops and mosques whereas the locals have been directed to move to safe places. Relief camps were also established which included provision of food, rations and medical care. , as reported by SDMA.

Meanwhile, district administration launched an operation to rescue the victims from the affected area. Search operation team consists of SDMA officials along with 50 Pak Army officials and two helicopters which has found 13 dead bodies while 41 people are still missing according to the locals and journalists.