43 killed in flash floods in parts of KPK

PESHAWAR: At least 43 people, including eight security officials, were killed after torrential rain hit parts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), including the south west of Chitral district, triggering flash floods in the area late on Saturday night.

As many as 17 people were reportedly missing in Ursoon Village while as many were injured due to flash flooding caused by a cloud burst in the area, DPO Chitral Asif Iqbal told

Around 30 houses were demolished in the rainstorm caused by continuous heavy rainfall in the area near the Pak-Afghan border.

The rains began late Saturday and were concentrated mainly in K-P, which has been badly affected by flooding in recent years that some scientists have linked to climate change.

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