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Severe rains, flooding kill at least 53 in north-west Pakistan and Kashmir

Pakistan Heavy rain across north-west Pakistan and areas of Kashmir At least 53 people have been killed and 60 others injured

 

Severe Weather in Pakistan Heavy rain across north-west Pakistan and areas of Kashmir At least 53 people have been killed and 60 others injured Shangla district reported 14 deaths and dozens of homes collapsed Flooding killed 81 people and affected almost 300,000 people across the country.

At least 53 people have been killed and 60 others injured after heavy rain across north-west Pakistan and areas of Kashmir caused landslides and the roofs of dozens of homes to collapse, officials said.

The deaths were reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and in the Neelam valley in Pakistan-administered Kashmir after heavy downpours that began Saturday night.

The worst-hit area was Shangla district where 14 deaths were reported, followed by Kohistan region where rains and landslides killed 12 people.

Five children and three women were killed on Saturday night in the Kashmiri village of Sam Gung after a landslide caused by heavy rains buried two houses, local official Abdul Hameed Kiyani said.

During the rainy season last summer, torrential downpours and flooding killed 81 people and affected almost 300,000 people across the country.

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