57 killed by rains, floods in northwest Pakistan, POK

Islamabad, Apr.4 (ANI): Rains and floods in northwest Pakistan and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir have claimed the lives of at least 57 people and caused injury to another 27.

The flash floods have also swept away houses in the two regions, officials sources here were quoted, as saying on Monday.

According to the sources, Shangla District is reported to be the worst affected, where 14 people have lost their lives. Kohistan and and Swat regions reported 12 and 8 deaths respectively.

In POK and Gilgit-Baltistan, eight, including five children have died

All schools and colleges have been closed in the rain-hit areas.

Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain has expressed grief over the loss of lives and property and directed the authorities to take all measures to help those affected. (ANI)

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