ISLAMABAD - Expressing deep sorrow and grief over the loss of precious human lives due to flash floods in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif directed NDMA and other concerned authorities to ensure timely relief activities for the victims.

He further directed all the concerned authorities to keep him updated on the situation as he personally monitoring the situation created by the flash floods and torrential rains, Prime Minister media office said.

The Prime Minister also directed for provision of food, shelter and other facilities to the affected people.

Over 50 people have died and another 27 sustained injuries as a result of torrential rains and land-sliding in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir and Gilgit- Baltistan.

According to Provincial Disaster Management Authority of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 10 people were killed in Shangla, Swat four, Kohistan 12, two each in Bannu, Batagram and Mardan while one each in Malakand, Upper Dir, Mansehra, Chitral, and Charsadda.

The Prime Minister has directed the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and other concerned authorities to ensure timely relief activities for the victims, including provision of proper medical care, food and shelter for the affected.

The PDMA has already dispatched relief goods, including 200 tents each to Swat, Shangla, Upper Dir, Lower Dir, and Kohistan districts.

A number of houses were also damaged and bridges swept away by flood water in different parts of the province.

Heavy rain and hailstorm lashed Loralai City and its outskirts. The torrential rain caused serious losses to orchards and other standing crops.

Reports of sliding have also been received from Neelam Valley of Azad Kashmir.

Eight persons at the same family were killed in Sharda when their house collapsed due to land-sliding.

Four members of a family have also been killed and three others injured in Chilas when roof of their house collapsed in Jichen.

The communication link has been disconnected due to torrential rain in Gilgit- Baltistan.

Due to heavy land sliding some portions of Karakorum Highway between Gilgit and Chilas while in Ghizer, eight residential houses have been collapsed due to landslides in Sherqila village.