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Pakistan: Torrential rains in these areas for 48 hours, landslides in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa – India TV Hindi

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Pakistan: Torrential rains in these areas for 48 hours, landslides in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa – India TV Hindi

A scene of rain in Pakistan.  (File)- India TV Hindi

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A scene of rain in Pakistan. (file)

Heavy rains in Pakistan for the last 48 hours have taken the lives of at least 37 people so far. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is counted among the most affected areas. According to officials, winter rains have occurred across Pakistan and due to this a large number of houses have collapsed. Heavy landslides have occurred in many areas, due to which roads have been blocked. People are in the worst condition in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. People’s movement has also been disrupted. At least 27 people, mostly children, died in rain-related incidents in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province bordering Afghanistan since Thursday night, the provincial disaster management authority said. At the same time, 37 people have been killed across Pakistan.

37 people have been injured in torrential rains that lashed ten districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province including Bajaur, Swat, Lower Dir, Malakand, Khyber, Peshawar, North, South Waziristan and Lakki Marwat in the last 48 hours. KPK Chief Minister Ali Amin Gandapur said that people affected by rain will not be left alone at this critical hour and will be given appropriate compensation for their losses. At least five people died after floods inundated the coastal city of Gwadar in southwestern Balochistan province, prompting authorities to use boats to rescue people.

Hundreds of people became homeless

According to officials, heavy rains in Gwadar over the past two days disrupted normal life, leaving hundreds of people homeless. Dozens of human settlements and commercial establishments collapsed as flood water entered houses. While the roads were badly affected. The National Disaster Management Authority said casualties and damage were also reported in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and five people died in the area. An NDMA spokesperson said emergency relief and heavy machinery have been rushed to the area to clear debris blocking highways.

According to Faizullah Faraq, spokesperson of Northern Gilgit Baltistan region, the Rakoram Highway connecting Pakistan to China is still blocked at some places due to rain and snow and landslides. He said the snowfall is unusually heavy at this time. Authorities have advised tourists not to travel to the scenic north due to weather conditions.

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