26 killed as torrential rain triggers flash flood, roof collapse in Pakistan

While uninterrupted rainfall has flooded the provincial capital Peshawar, emergency workers tried to rescue people from flooded parts of Lasbella.

Published: 21st February 2019 07:23 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st February 2019 07:23 PM   |  A+A-

Balochistan floods

Earlier, the Balochistan government issued flood emergency alert to Lasbela and other effected areas and called out the Pakistan Army for the rehabilitation activities. (Photo| twitter/ Balochistan Insights)


LAHORE: At least 26 people were killed on Thursday in the incidents of roof collapse and flash floods, triggered by torrential rains that lashed several cities in Pakistan, according to a media report. At least 10 people were killed in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.

Four people, including two children and a woman, were killed in landslide and roof collapse incident in Dir, the Express Tribune reported. Uninterrupted rainfall has flooded the provincial capital Peshawar while flash flood submerged villages near the southwestern town of Lasbella, in Balochistan province, it said.

Emergency workers were trying to rescue people from flooded parts of Lasbella, officials said. Heavy rain and snow was witnessed in parts of Punjab, Balochistan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan provinces.

At least one child was killed and two others injured when an avalanche hit the Layyah Valley, the report said. In Pakistan's Punjab province, four people including three children were killed and one woman was injured when a roof collapsed in Multan. A couple was killed when the roof caved in Farooqabad. One child was killed and three others injured when a roof collapsed in Kahuta, the report said.

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