Pakistani villagers wade across a flooded road after heavy rain on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan. Flash floods triggered by torrential rains Sunday killed dozens of people in northwest Pakistan, officials said.
Pakistani villagers wade across a flooded road after heavy rain on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan. Flash floods triggered by torrential rains Sunday killed dozens of people in northwest Pakistan, officials said. AP

Death toll rises in Pakistan, Kashmir floods

RESCUERS are battling to reach thousands of people stranded by floods and landslides in Pakistan's north-west and parts of Kashmir, officials say, as the death toll rose to 61.

Disaster management officials in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, where 51 people have died since the downpour began on Saturday night, said bad weather was hampering the rescue and relief operation.

"[The] death toll has risen to 51 [in this province], at least 150 houses have been destroyed," an official of the Provincial Disaster Management Authority said, requesting anonymity as he was not authorised to talk to media.

Latifur Rehman, a spokesman for the Authority, said that rescue workers had not been able to reach three affected districts in the far-flung mountainous north of the province.

"Bad weather is the main reason, we are yet unable to send helicopters to these areas," Mr Rehman said.

ABC



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