Full support extended to quake victims: NDMA

Full support extended to quake victims: NDMA

ISLAMABAD: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has issued relief items, dispatched teams and is providing its full support to aid the disaster-hit areas, an official said on Wednesday.

Relief items were dispatched by the Provincial Development Management Authority of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and State Disaster Management Authority.

The items included 5,030 tents, 769 shelter tents and 420 school tents, 6,700 blankets and quilts, 2,500 tarpaulins, 260 plastic mats, 200 first aid kits, 475 kitchen sets, 200 hygiene kits, 800 mosquito nets, 5,475 ration packs (21kg) and 50,000 water bottles (1.5L), as reported.

The emergency operation centres of NDMA and Azad Jammu and Kashmir’s SDMA were providing their round-the-clock support and coordinating response operations in the affected areas.

The assessment report has listed 4,556 houses, 200 light traffic vehicles and 141 private and government buildings to be damaged.

The authority’s National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC) was activated for effective communication between the authorities and the victims. NDMA also provided relief items for the authority’s stock of resources, as reported.

According to NDMA’s report on damages, the human destruction caused by the earthquake resulted in the death of 39 people and 746 were injured.

Out of the approximate 4,556 houses that were damaged, 512 were declared inhabitable and 4,044 were partially damaged.

Around 141 private and government buildings were reported to be damaged by the earthquake and its subsequent aftershocks, out of which nine were damaged completely and 132 got partially damaged.