Thirty killed as rain plays havoc in KP

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Published on 05 Feb 2013 View Original

DAWN.COM and Zahir Shah Sherazi

PESHAWAR: Around 30 people were reported killed in rain-related incidents in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, DawnNews reported.

Four children were killed and nine others were injured after roof’s of a number of houses collapsed in various areas of Peshawar.

Three people were killed in Badrashi Nowshera and Nizampur, while seven others were injured.

Meanwhile in Buner, two people were killed and four others were injured when they were hit by an avalanche. Another three people were killed in a similar incident in Shangla.

In Swabi a roof collapsed in which two children were killed and eight others were injured.

Four people were killed after a roof collapsed in Haripur, two other people were injured.

A roof collapsed in Laki Marwat killing one woman. Two people were killed in Mardan, while six others were injured. In Karak, two people died and 12 others were injured.

In Charsadda a roof collapsed, in which one person was killed and four others were injured. In Swat one woman was killed and four others were injured. In Banu Datakhal, one person was killed and two others were injured, sources said.

In Bara Jamrud a house collapsed due to rains, leaving four people from one family dead.

Heavy rains and snowfall has paralysed life in many areas of the province and in the adjacent tribal areas.

Reports coming in from various places said many valleys in Abbottabad, Swat, Mansehra and Shangla districts have also cut off from the rest of the country due to heavy snowfall and landslides.

Inclement weather has also damaged power supply and telecommunication lines.

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