At least 53 people have been killed, following flash flooding caused by torrential rain, in northwest Pakistan.
At least 53 people have been killed by flash floods caused by torrential rain in northwest Pakistan, say officials.
The rain began on Saturday bringing flooding to parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan provinces.
Pre-monsoon rains often cause damage in rural Pakistan and officials said locals had been warned to leave their villages for safer places. The summer monsoon season is even worse, last year killing dozens.
The weekend’s rains also saw dozens of people taken to hospital with injuries, a national disaster management official, Latif ur Rehman, told the Associated Press.