Death toll 30 in KP
Charsadda—At least four people were killed while six others sustained injuries as roof of a house collapsed in border area of Mardan and Charsadda on Monday.
According to details, the roof caved in due to heavy rainfall in Bako area of Parhoti as the house was dilapidated. The mishap took lives of as many as two children, Yaseen and Talha, a 50-year-old man named Lal Faroosh and a woman and left six injured. Rescue teams reached the spot and shifted the injured to the District Headquarters Hospital for medical assistance.
The death toll from torrential rain that has lashed Pakistan for the past few days has risen to 90, authorities said, with collapsed roofs blamed for the fatalities.
Apart from the deaths, several were reported injured while various houses were damaged, said a statement by the National Disaster Management Authority. The rain began late Thursday across the country, with the southwestern province of Balochistan and northwestern Khyber worst hit.
Meanwhile Disaster Management Authority (DMA) on Monday issued complete report on destruction caused by heavy rainfall in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) in past 10 days.
According to the report, as many as thirty people have lost their lives while 22 have sustained severe wounds from March 11 to March 20.—INP