Emergency training sessions kick off as KP braces for monsoon floods


PESHAWAR: After torrential pre-monsoon rains and floods wreaked havoc and left at least 25 dead and injured hundreds in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,  the provincial emergency rescue service has decided to engage security agencies, civil defence, students and locals for disaster management training and rescue operations ahead of monsoon rains.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Emergency Rescue Service Director General, Dr Khateer Ahmad, said that mock drills have been launched to cope with possible floods during the monsoon. Sessions have been held in the past month to provide over 1800 medical assistance training to respond to emergencies, he said.

The official said that 930 training sessions were conducted for civil defence personnel in rivers and streams. A total of 7,781 individuals received first aid training.

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