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Flash floods kill at least 63 in northwest Pakistan



Flash floods kill at least 63 in northwest Pakistan
According to authorities in Pakistan at least 63 lives have been lost and another 30 injured after incessant rains wreaked havoc in northwestern Pakistan province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Flash floods caused extensive damage to homes and loss of lives after heavy rains in the northwestern part  including the Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
Landslides caused widespread damage to roads and communication infrastructure in the Pakistan-administered Kashmir as well.
“There are 30 people stranded by a landslide in the Kohistan Valley where we have sent a helicopter to rescue them,” Khyber Pakhtunkhwa disaster management official Yousuf Zia, told Reuters news agency.
One of the worst-affected districts was the Swat Valley, northwest of the capital, Islamabad, where 121 mm of rain fell on Sunday, the Meteorological Department said.
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