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Monday Mar 09 2020
By
Web Desk

28 killed, 65 injured as heavy rains lash Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

By
Web Desk

PESHAWAR: Twenty-eight people have been killed and 65 injured as heavy rains lashed Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, according to the Pakistan Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) on Monday. 

The death toll has risen from 17 on Sunday to 28 on Monday due to the recent heavy spell of rainfall in the province. According to the PDMA, 22 children and five women died. 

The sixty-five injured include 40 children, 12 women and 13 men. An estimated 282 houses throughout the province have been damaged due to the rain. Twenty-seven houses were completely destroyed while 255 were partially damaged. 

On Saturday, the heavy rainfall had claimed the lives of 17 people and injured scores. The spell of rains and snowfall had subsided in the northern parts of Balochistan, while it had continued to pour in parts of Punjab, KP and Azad Kashmir. 

The PDMA had said it had directed relevant district administrations to assist in the rescue operations. The authority had also said it sent aid for those affected due to rains in Charsadda and other districts of KP.