More than 30 killed in heavy rain

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More than 30 killed in heavy rain

With thousands of schools closed due to days of intense downpours, authorities reported on Sunday that over 30 people had died in rain-related incidents.

Since Thursday, there has been a lot of rain, causing major disruption in multiple parts of the country. In Balochistan, for example, all schools have been closed till Thursday.

In northwest Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), buildings collapsed, leaving a total of 26 dead, including 18 children.

According to Taimur Ali Khan, the Provincial Disaster Management Authority in K-P’s spokesperson, “a total of 27 individuals have lost their lives as a result of continuous rainfall over the past four days in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.”

Over 150 houses were damaged and one more person lost their life in a landslide.

Five people were murdered in Balochistan on Thursday and Friday when buildings fell, according to Jahanzain Khan, the chief of the disaster management agency.

Major routes were blocked in Gilgit-Baltistan, while damaged roads, floods, and landslides separated villages in Balochistan from major towns, according to local media.

The Meteorological Department anticipates more snow and rain for the area on Sunday.

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