STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

57 Killed by Rains, Floods in Northwest Pakistan, POK

The flash floods have also swept away houses in the two regions, officials sources were quoted, as saying on Monday.

Published: 04th April 2016 02:45 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th April 2016 02:46 PM   |  A+A-

Pakistan_Flood_AP

Pakistani villagers stand outside their homes during flash flooding on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan. |AP

By ANI

ISLAMABAD: Rains and floods in northwest Pakistan and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir have claimed the lives of at least 57 people and caused injury to another 27.

The flash floods have also swept away houses in the two regions, officials sources here were quoted, as saying on Monday.

According to the sources, Shangla District is reported to be the worst affected, where 14 people have lost their lives. Kohistan and and Swat regions reported 12 and 8 deaths respectively.

In POK and Gilgit-Baltistan, eight, including five children have died

All schools and colleges have been closed in the rain-hit areas.

Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain has expressed grief over the loss of lives and property and directed the authorities to take all measures to help those affected.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

edexworks
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp