South Asia

Seven dead as rain, hailstorms strike Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Seven individuals were killed and nine others injured as heavy rain and hailstorms hit Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, for the second consecutive day on Saturday, Pakistani media reported.

The fatalities included three people in Bannu and two each in Shangla and Bajaur, following rain-related incidents in the last 24 hours.

In Bannu, a family suffered a tragic loss when a house wall collapsed, resulting in the death of three members. Additionally, in the Kharian village of Bajaur’s Nawagai Tehsil, a roof collapse led to two fatalities and left a child injured.

Shangla’s Alpuri Tehsil witnessed two deaths due to a roof caving in amid the downpour, which also injured a child.

In Peshawar’s Warsak Road area, in the village of Sher Killay, three individuals were injured when a roof collapsed.

The Peshawar Electric Supply Company (Pesco) reported that 54 of its feeders in Peshawar, Nowshera, Mardan, and Swat experienced outages due to the rainfall.

The recent spell of rain has caused significant damage in southern parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, including Wana and lower South Waziristan.