Pakistan – Over 20 Dead After Heavy Rain Destroys Homes in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Disaster authorities in Pakistan report that severe weather including heavy rain has caused widespread damage in several provinces, in particular Khyber Pakhtunkhwa where over 20 people have died.

Local media said Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) also reported 3 fatalities in Balochistan. Rain and heavy snowfall also damaged homes and blocked roads in parts of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) reported 23 people have died and 54 people injured. Most of the fatalities and injuries came as a result of collapsing buildings or walls. A total of 127 homes have been damaged, including 13 completely destroyed.

The districts of Mardan (7 fatalities, 17 injured, 10 houses damaged or destroyed), Swat (4 fatalities, 4 injured, 4 houses damaged or destroyed) and Swabi (3 fatalities, 23 houses damaged or destroyed) are among the worst affected areas.

Fatalities were also reported in Peshawar (2), Charsadda (2), Nowshera (2) Buner (1) and Khyber (2) where 11 houses were damaged or destroyed. Eleven houses were also damaged or destroyed in Malakand district.