| GEO Pakistan|
| Over 300 killed in Malakand floods|
| Updated at: 1401 PST, Saturday, July 31, 2010|
SWAT: More than 300 people were killed and thousands became homeless as floods played havoc in Malakand Division.
Government sources said the number of flood victims exceed from 151 and 158 in Swat and Shangla respectively. The most affected areas included Bahrain, Madeen, Kalam, Kanju,Kabal and Mingora where more than 150 connecting and six large bridges, over 400 houses and 10 schools swept away. The supply of power and gas remained suspended in district Swat and local residents facing shortage of food items.
Rescue operation of Pakistan Army is underway in flood-hit areas and 2,500 people including tourists evacuated to safety. Free ration has been distributed in Kalam Valley.
At least 480 houses, 34 schools, six large and 28 connecting bridges, thousands of acres of agricultural land and a department of Shaheed Benazir University in upper Dir swept away in floodwaters. At least 63 people have been killed and 11 missing in the floods.
On the other hand, Dir-Kohistan, Dir-Chitral and Dir-Braval Highways remained closed for traffic.