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15 people killed in storm and flashfloods in Pakistan

Press Trust of India  |  Lahore 

At least 15 people were killed and 22 others injured in heavy downpour and windstorm that lashed different parts of Pakistan, according to

Heavy rains and storm hit different parts of province, province and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

Nine people were killed and 13 others suffered injuries in incidents of wall and roof collapse after a windstorm hit the area in the evening, Dawn reported.

According to officials, most of the dead and wounded belonged to Mamond and Khar tehsil.

Heavy rains also triggered floods in different areas. Strong winds uprooted trees and signboards. A dust storm struck and adjacent areas, reducing visibility, which was followed by heavy rain yesterday.

In Bhakkar district of province, a collapsed roof of a shack resulted in two dead and three injured, Geo reported.

Reports suggested that three people were killed and nine others injured in the rain-related incidents in The officials said that the accidents occurred due to poor visibility as the area was hit hard by strong winds and torrential rain.

Medical staff at the faced difficulties in providing emergency treatment to the injured due to suspension of power supply.

of the Dr was quoted as saying by Dawn that five bodies and 13 wounded were brought to the hospital.

However, he said that two people wounded were later referred to a hospital in due to their critical condition.

In reply to a question, he said that the condition of almost all the wounded persons was stated to be stable after they received first aid.

In another incident, a 10-year-old boy identified drowned in a storm-water drain in Landi Kotal. Two more children were rescued.

In Nowshera, lightning killed one person in the Pir Sabaq area, according to Rescue 1122. An said that a signboard along the road collapsed due to windstorm in Nowshera that caused injuries to a pedestrian. He was taken to a local hospital.

The rooftop of a warehouse also collapsed on the Ring Road, Peshawar, injuring a person. Bad weather also disrupted power supply to many areas of the city.

Earlier in the morning, heavy rain and hailstorm started across the Swat valley, causing flashfloods in Mingora and Saidu Sharif.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 15:40 IST
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