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Eight children among 14 killed in rain-related incidents in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Baku, July 19, AZERTAC

At least 14 people, including eight children, were killed and 53 suffered injuries in rain-related incidents across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Thursday, according to Dawn.

The relevant officials and rescue workers told Dawn that at least eight people were killed and 47 were injured when the heavy rain caused a house’s veranda to collapse during a wedding ceremony in Leera area of Lower Orakzai district.

A local official said as the rain began to fall at around 2pm, the participants of the wedding ceremony took refuge under the veranda, which caved in burying over 60 people alive.

The administration and Orakzai Scouts rushed to the house and pulled the bodies of at least eight children and 47 injured people from under the debris.

The PDMA said two houses were completely destroyed by rainstorm in Buner and Haripur, while 15 houses, including nine in Haripur, were partially damaged.

A school’s boundary wall collapsed due to rain in Charsadda district, while a wall collapse killed 11 cattle in Peshawar.

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