Flash flood kills 43, injures 40 others in Pakistan
Islamabad: At least 43 people were killed and 40 others injured in a flash flood which hit north-western province in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa of Pakistan, washing away most of the settlement.
Chitral district is the worst stricken area, said National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).
In a statement, NDMA said-
- Sixteen people were offering prayers in the mosque when flood water rushed to the area.
- Nearby houses and Pakistan army check post were also washed away.
According to English daily, eight security personnel have lost their lives while four others were severely injured.
A search operation has been launched by Pakistani army and paramilitary forces to locate the missing people.