Pakistan : 57 Killed in Flash Flood


Islamabad:  57 people were killed and 27 others harmed as flash flood came by heavy rains cleared away houses across northwest Pakistan and PoK, authorities said on Sunday.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province was worst-hit in the downpour that caused flash floods in several districts, a Pakistani national disaster management official said.

Shangla district was most affected where 14 people were killed while 12 people died in Kohistan and eight in Swat, the official said.

At least eight people, including five children, were killed in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Gilgit Baltistan regions where land slides buried houses.

Several houses were badly damaged and some bridges were swept away by flash floods in different parts of the province.

The rain also caused losses to orchards and other standing crops.

There were reports that land sliding has damaged Karakorum Highway between Gilgit and Chilas, blocking the vital land link with China.
All the educational institutions have been ordered to close down in the rain-hit areas.