Flash floods kill
29 in Pakistan
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Flash floods following torrential rains in the country’s northwest this week have killed 29 people.
A spokesman for the disaster management authority in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province said Wednesday that most of the casualties died when their homes collapsed.
Adnan Khan said 75 people were also reported injured in the floods. He said the rains, which started Monday, damaged about 1,400 homes in the province.
Pakistan suffers every year from flash floods caused by monsoonal rains.
In addition to the flood victims, Khan says three soldiers are missing following an avalanche in the village of Surgulu Binshahia.
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