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Despite losing his wife and daughter in a roof collapsed incident, Mufarakh Shah was unruffled to meet people arriving at his residence to condole the tragic death of his loved ones during recent torrential rains that wreaked havoc in Swabi district. Mufarakh Shah, who lost his wife Mumlaykat Bibi and his seven-year-old daughter, Asma Mufarakh in a recent rain related incident, controlled his nerves despite the great tragedy and met people with calm at his native village Sikhandari at Kalu Khan here.

“I was using my mobile phone when all of a sudden the roof of a room of my house caved in with a loud sound burying my wife and daughter alive under debris during heavy torrential rains that wreaked havoc mostly to people’s properties and killed several people,” he said.

“I rushed toward the collapsed room while neigbours also quickly arrived to rescue my family members but in vain,” he said, adding during half hour hectic efforts, “we managed to retrieve their dead bodies from the rubbles,” Mufarakh Shah said while tears rolling down on his cheeks. Like Mufarkah Shah’s wife and daughters, 10 people died, two injured in KP during recent downpours, while 10 houses razed to ground and 20 partially damaged. —APP

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