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At least 11 killed as torrential rains flood parts of KP

PESHAWAR: At least 11 people were killed and 16 injured as heavy rains inundated various parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Sunday.

The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) said four people were reported dead in Shangla, two in Swat and one person each in Malakand, Mansehra, Upper Dir, Charsadda and Chitral.

The district administration reported 16 injuries, the PDMA said, adding that the authority is in constant contact with district administrations and is exercising vigilance regarding the situation.

Rainfall and flooding in the Peshawar valley caused the Bara Khowar lake to overflow. Over 70 shops near the Batta Thal Pull were washed away, while several others were partially damaged.

A number of homes, crops and orchards were also destroyed in the province as a result of rainfall and flooding.


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