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Posted at: Aug 12, 2019, 7:48 AM; last updated: Aug 12, 2019, 8:03 AM (IST)

28 killed as monsoon wrecks havoc in Pak

28 killed as monsoon wrecks havoc in Pak
DELUGE: A traffic police officer helps a motorcyclist stuck in a ditch amid floodwater after heavy rain in Karachi on Sunday. Reuters

Karachi/Peshawar, August 11

Heavy monsoon rains have wreaked havoc in Pakistan, killing at least 28 persons, including women and children, and triggering flash floods and landslides in several parts of the country, officials said on Sunday. 

At least 12 persons were killed and over 22 others injured in different parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa due to flash floods, landslides and rain-related accidents, said a spokesman for the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA).

Three people were killed each in Bajaur and Swat district. One person was killed each in Dir Lower, Buner, Malakand, Shangla, Aurakzai and Torghar districts, the spokesman said, adding that the deceased included two women and two children.

In Chitral district, the colony setup for Chinese engineers working on Lawari tunnel was also inundated by flash floods, the official said. — PTI


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