Heavy rain, snowfall kills 33 in Pakistan

Last Updated: Wed, Feb 06, 2013 05:50 hrs

Islamabad, Feb 6 (IANS) Thirty-three people have been killed in Pakistan's northwest area following incessant rains coupled with snowfall.

Among the 33 dead Tuesday, 25 of them were in Khyber Pakhunkhwa. As many as 40 people were injured across the northwestern region, reported Geo TV.

Heavy rain has been lashing most parts of the country for two days.

In some hilly areas, people took refuge in mosques.

Seven people were killed in Jaswant Singh area after roofs of several homes caved in. One person was killed and three injured after the roof of a hotel collapsed in Pindi Bhattian.

Two girls were killed while their parents and two brothers were injured when the roof of their home collapsed at Pakha Ghulam village in Peshawar.

A child was killed and four people were injured in Yousafabad in Peshawar when the roof of a house collapsed.

In Haripur area, six members of a family were swept away by gushing water in a seasonal stream.

There were several other reports of people being killed during the rain and snow.

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