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Deadly Floods Hit Northern Pakistan


File photo of deadly floods in northern Pakistan.

Pakistani officials say flash floods overnight have killed 30 people in northern Pakistan, near the Afghan border.

Maghfirat Shah, the mayor of Chitral district, said early on July 3 that heavy monsoon rains and flash floods overnight washed away a mosque and several houses in Arsun, an area of Chitral.

He says the bad weather hampered rescue efforts but most bodies had been recovered and identified.

Chitral is in the far north of Pakistan, bordering Afghanistan's Badakhshan Province.

Separately, two Chinese engineers were killed and five Pakistani workers injured due to heavy rains at Tarbela Dam in northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.

Latifur Rehman, spokesman for the Provincial Disaster Management Authority, said the fatalities and injuries occurred when the roof of a construction-site building collapsed.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP

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