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At least 11 killed as flash floods, torrential rains lash KP

The incident took place in the Jhatka village of Mansehra district. Source: GeoTV

PESHAWAR: At least 11 people have been killed after torrential rains lashed over the Torghar area in Mansehra as the roofs of five houses collapsed.

According to reports, the incident took place in the Jhatka village. A flood was reported after heavy rain, along with lightning and thunder, lashed multiple parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Four others were also injured in the incident and have been shifted to the local hospital for medical aid as rescue officials recovered the bodies of those killed in the flash floods. Rescue officials said lightning struck three houses while three people have gone missing after the ravaging downpours.

In another tragic incident in Abbottabad, five people died after the roof of a house caved in Kakol area. Rescue official retrieved their bodies while efforts were underway to pull out two other victims.

Monsoon rains have lashed multiple parts of the country since September 9. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has issued a rain alert and instructed authorities to take all precautionary measures in case of an emergency.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) has predicted more isolated heavy showers in Gilgit-Baltistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, Islamabad, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, and eastern Balochistan.

The Met Office has forecast moderate to heavy rainfall in various parts of Sindh including Karachi from Sunday. It has also predicted thunderstorms with rainfall in lower Sindh, Central Punjab, Islamabad, and some parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

According to weather reports, scattered rain and thunderstorms with isolated heavy falls are likely to occur in Tharparker, Badin, Thatta, Umerkot, Sanghar, Mirpurkhas, Shaheed Benazirabad, Jamshoro, Khairpur, and Hyderabad districts.