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At least 6 die as rains pound KP

At least six people have died as a result of torrential rains that battered most parts of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Tuesday.

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At least six people have died as a result of torrential rains that battered most parts of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Tuesday.

Dawn cited Rescue 1122 as saying that in Cheena area of Buner district, two children – Sahil 8, and Sohail, 7 – were killed as the roof of their house collapsed due to downpour.
Whereas, their mother suffered critical wounds and was shifted to the District Headquarters Hospital, Daggar.

Meanwhile during two separate incidents in Dera Ismail Khan district, the Provincial Disaster Management Authority said two people died, including a man who died in a wall collapse incident in Wanda Khaliq Shah area. Meanwhile, a car was washed away by flash floods in Wanda Haibti area in DI Khan killing the driver.

Express Tribune reported that a resident of Nowshera was killed in the rainfall while most parts of the province plunged into darkness after over 100 feeders tripped.
According to Dawn, a hotel’s roof collapsed in Kualchi area injuring three people. The rains damaged 11 houses in the area.

In Lakki Marwat district’s Langarkhel area, a five-year-old child was electrocuted after a power transmission line fell on him due to lightning.

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Moreover, at least 50 localities of the provincial capital of Peshawar are facing power outages since last night. “In Chamkani, Wazir Bagh, Kashkaal, and the old city, there has been no electricity for the past 10 hours. Kohati Gate, Sarki, Rashid Garhi, Yaka Toot, and Ghaibabad are also without power.”

Tribune cited authorities as saying that “the outages were a result of the heavy rain due to which dozens of feeders were tripped. The Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO) said the teams were working on fixing the electricity breakdown and would be able to restore the supply soon.”

“In addition to Peshawar, areas of Swat, Bannu, Hazara, Khyber, Mardan, and Swabi are also facing power breakdown due to the tripping of the feeders. The PESCO chief, Abdul Jabbar, said the power supply would be restored soon.”