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44 killed, 200 injured after storm, rain lash Pakistan; more rains forecast in Peshawar


Islamabad, April 27: At least 44 people were killed and over 200 injured as rain and storm continued to lash Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, media reported.

A number of houses collapsed and tress uprooted as wind and heavy downpour Noshehra, Akbarpura and other areas located in the outskirts of Peshawar, Thenews.com.pk reported on Monday.

 44 killed in Pakistan rain, storm

Similar incidents were also reported from Charsadda road, Badho Sumar Bagh and Badhni areas.

Emergency has been declared in all the hospitals in the affected areas of the province. Rescue work is still underway. However, bad weather continued to hamper rescue operation.

Electricity service has also been disrupted in the affected areas as a large number of pole mounted transmitters (PMTs) tripped.

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Meanwhile, the Meteorological Department has forecast more heavy rains with windstorm for the next 24 hours in Malakand, Hazara and Peshawar. Military has also been called out in the affected area to help victims.

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