At least 28 killed, over 140 injured as heavy rains lash KP, Punjab


At least 28 people were killed and over 100 injured after heavy rains and thunderstorm hit several parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab on Saturday.

As per the the provincial disaster management authority, 25 people were killed in rain related incidents in KP’s Bannu, Karak and Lakki Marwat while 145 were injured. It added that at least 69 houses were partially damaged by the rain.

In Bannu district of KP, at least 11 deaths and 73 injuries were reported in roof and wall collapse-related incidents.

Meanwhile, at least 5 people were killed and over 10 others wounded in Lakki Marwat district in wall collapse incidents.

Hospital sources said four children and a woman were among the victims.

A Rescue 1122 official said that all stations of their Rescue 1122 in KP are on alert to deal with any untoward incident.