Storm, rain kill 36 in Pakistan

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Islamabad, June 3: A major windstorm, accompanied by heavy rains wreaked havoc in parts of Pakistan, which included the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad and parts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

With a wind speed of more than 150 kilometer per hour, the half an hour storm uprooted trees, electricity poles, damaging houses and suspending power supply in several areas.

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At least 12 people were killedin Islamabad, 16 were killed in Rawalpindi and eight others in different areas of Pakistan. 100 others were also injured.

Most of the casualties were caused due to falling trees, signboards and electricity poles. Roof collapse incidents also led to the death of people, said police official Afzal Khan. Meanwhile, several domestic flights at the Benazir Bhutto International airport in Islamabad were delayed or suspended.

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