Peshawar hit by ‘Mini Cyclone’, 45 dead

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Peshawar: North-west Pakistan was hit by torrential rains accompanied by Mini Cyclone in the Peshawar valley, killing at least 45 people and injuring 200 others. Half of the victims were reported to be children with houses being brought down and electric poles.

According to Pakistan Meterological department, the storm was the third worst natural disaster of its kind in the history of the country.

31 people were killed in Peshawar while nine others were killed in Charsadda and five in Nowshehra districts of the Peshawar valley.

36 injured are being treated in hospitals while others have been discharged after treatment. More than 200 people were injured due to the rain related incidents and nearly 100 children have suffered injuries.

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