DEATH TOLL AS HEAVY RAINS AND THUNDERSTORM HIT PAKISTAN CITIES

There had been a noticeable level of huge rains followed by strong winds which have killed not less than 27 people, including eight children, in northwest Pakistan, officials said on Sunday.

“Taimur Ali Khan, a spokesman for the provincial disaster management authority told AFP that at least 12 people were buried alive after the roofs and walls of their houses collapsed,”

It was reported that the storms hit four districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province late Saturday, with 15 people killed in Bannu district, including five siblings aged between two and 11.

The huge downpour has made Over 140 people injured and more than 200 livestocks died, he said. Authorities have declared an emergency in all four of the districts.

In other reports, in the south of the country, authorities said on Sunday that a cyclone was approaching Pakistan and India from the Arabian Sea.

According to a statement by the provincial disaster management authority in Sindh province warned of extremely heavy rainfall and winds of up to 100 kilometres an hour later this week.

The statement reads “Last year, Pakistan was lashed by unprecedented monsoon rains over the summer that put a third of the country under water, damaging two million homes and killing more than 1,700 people”.

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