Dozens die in Pakistan flooding

Bridges and streets swept away in what is reported as worst flooding in 100 years.

    Floodwaters have washed away streets in the country's northwest  [AFP]

    Footage on Pakistani TV showed two elderly men in the Peshawar area, clinging to a fence post as a raging torrent swept over their heads.

    Our correspondent also reported that many people were trapped in the gushing rivers.

    At least 10 people died near Peshawar when their homes collapsed, Adnan Khan, spokesman for the northwest province's Disaster Management Authority, said.

    Dozens of people were still believed missing, so the overall death toll was expected to rise.

    Monsoon season often leads to widespread flooding in Pakistan, which has many low-lying villages.

    The ongoing rain and bad weather are also suspected factors in Wednesday's plane crashnear Islamabad that killed all 152 passengers on board.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera and agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Zimbabwe military's statement after seizing power

    Zimbabwe military's statement after seizing power

    Major General SB Moyo addresses the nation after Zimbabwe's military seizes state TV, blocks off government offices.

    The Muslims of South Korea

    The Muslims of South Korea

    The number of Muslims in South Korea is estimated to be around 100,000, including foreigners.

    Aamir Khan: The Snake Charmer

    Aamir Khan: The Snake Charmer

    Can Aamir Khan create lasting change in Indian society or is he just another Bollywood star playing the role of a hero?