At least 28 killed, over 140 injured as heavy rains lash KP, Punjab

At least 28 people were killed and over 100 injured after heavy rains and thunderstorms hit several parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab on Saturday.

As per the provincial disaster management authority, 25 people were killed in rain-related incidents in KP’s Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan, Karak and Lakki Marwat while 145 were injured. It added that at least 69 houses were partially damaged by the rain.

As per PDMA’s breakdown, 15 people died and 100 were injured in Bannu. It also added that 68 houses were partially damaged in the area.

Meanwhile, at least five people were killed and 42 others were wounded in the Lakki Marwat district.

Meanwhile, in Karak, four people died and one person was injured. In, Dera Ismail Khan a child died due to the rains, two people were injured and one house was partially damaged.

A Rescue 1122 official said that all stations of their Rescue 1122 in KP are on the alert to deal with any untoward incident.

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