Windstorm in KP leaves 11 dead

Met office says the storm continued for an hour, causing considerable damage.


Our Correspondent June 02, 2013
In Katlang, four houses turned to dust when fire erupted due to the storm in the area. PHOTO: MUHAMMAD JAVAID/ EXPRESS

PESHAWAR: At least 11 people were killed and several injured when heavy winds followed by a rainstorm hit the province on Sunday.

Strong winds blowing at 75 kilometres per hour caused destruction across the province, damaging property and livestock.

Talking to The Express Tribune, Pakistan Meteorological Department's (PMD) Peshawar office director Mushtaq Ali Shah said the dust storm continued for an hour.

“The temperature has dropped to 24 degree in Peshawar,” he said.

As a result of the storm, three people were killed in Peshawar, three in Shergarh, one in Risalpur, two in Shabqadar, one in Mingora and one in Gilgit.

In Katlang, four houses turned to dust when fire erupted due to the storm in the area. No loss of life was reported.

Correction: An earlier version of the story incorrectly mentioned the death count in Peshawar as 3, instead of 11. The error is regretted.

COMMENTS (3)

Ahemd Iqbal | 8 years ago | Reply

Massive Dust Storm hit in Peshawar :( May allah save us all.

Ch. Allah Daad | 8 years ago | Reply

God bless our Pakhtoon brothers. Their bad days are not ending.

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