Flash floods kill
29 in Pakistan
PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Flash floods following torrential rains in the country’s northwest this week have killed 29 people.
A spokesman for the disaster management authority in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province said Wednesday that most of the casualties died when their homes collapsed.
Adnan Khan said 75 people were also reported injured in the floods. He said the rains, which started Monday, damaged about 1,400 homes in the province.
Pakistan suffers every year from flash floods caused by monsoonal rains.
In addition to the flood victims, Khan says three soldiers are missing following an avalanche in the village of Surgulu Binshahia.
Pakistan suffered the worst in 2010, when floodwaters inundated one-fifth of the country, killing over 1,700 people. More than 20 million people were affected at the time.MORE IN Wire NewsLOS ANGELES — Immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central... Full StoryBENGHAZI, Libya — Islamic hard-line militias, including the group accused by the United States... Full Story
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- TODAY'S WEATHER MINUTE: Rutland Herald content editor Rich Alcott shares local weather information and easily digestible news tidbits: A fiery pit nicknamed the 'Gate of Hell' in the Karakum desert in Turkmenistan has been burning for 40 years.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: Workers on this day in 1984 in a Cheshire, England, peat bog find well-preserved human remains at least 2,000 years dead, born this day in 1843, Robert Todd Lincoln, eldest son of the president, present at three assassinations.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: osh O'Gorman reports on the impact of state budget cuts on state colleges, Rutland Town welcomes Donna Zeller as town clerk, Bryanna Allen in Killington for chili cookoff and Haley talks up the big Shrine game with N.H. and Vt.
- TODAY'S WEATHER MINUTE: Rutland Herald content editor Rich Alcott shares local weather information and easily digestible news tidbits: Teddy Roosevelt makes Americans believe the poor, peace-loving, misunderstood piranha is a vicious, dangerous animal.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa disappears on this day in 1975, on this day in 2003, the last Volkswagen Type I, the Beetle, rolls off the assembly line in Mexico, Ambrose Bierce on the classifications of homicide.
- TODAY'S WEATHER MINUTE: Seals have figured out fish they like to eat gather in schools around turbines in offshore wind farms. But the environment is not without hazards, maintenance vessels and noise pollution.