HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Mohammad Nawaz stated that eleven bodies were recovered from the Tor Ghar district.
  • Furthermore, officer Nawaz said that three adjacent houses were completely swept away in the remote village.
  • The disaster management authorities said that they were sending the relief aid, but the delivery has been affected due to the mudslides in mountainous areas.

On Sunday, the police stated that torrential monsoon rains and mudslides hit northwestern areas of Pakistan, and as a result, several houses were destroyed and more than 17 people were reported dead.

One of the officers named Mohammad Nawaz added that in the Tor Ghar district, eleven bodies were recovered from the debris of mud and brick houses, and rescuers are still looking for the remaining victims.

Furthermore, officer Nawaz said that three adjacent houses were completely swept away in the remote village of the district, but other houses were less affected. Abbottabad Authority added that a mudslide in the suburbs led to the death of a couple along with their child, and three people sustained injuries.

The disaster management authorities of Pakistan further said that they were sending the relief aid to the areas affected by the torrential rains and mudslides, but the delivery has been impacted due to the mudslides in mountainous areas.

In Pakistan, the monsoon season usually lasts till mid-September and similar incidents are unusual.