Flash floods leave dozens dead in northern Pakistan


Pakistan flood victims

DW – July 3, 2016

Flash floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains overnight killed more than 30 people in northern Pakistan, many of the victims coming from the district Chitral, Pakistani officials said.

“Sixteen of the dead were offering prayers in the mosque when it was swept away by the flood,” said Latifur Rehman, spokesman for the provincial disaster management authority.

The death toll included at least two Chinese engineers, who were killed when the roof of a construction site collapsed near the Tarbela Dam.