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Flash floods in northern Pakistan kill at least 2 people

July 21, 2015

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani local government spokesman says this week’s flash floods triggered by monsoon rains in the country’s north have killed at least two people and damaged several homes, roads and bridges.

Latif-ur-Rehman Khan from the provincial disaster management authority says the floods in the northern city of Chitral also damaged a main power station.

He says rescuers were working to move those stranded to safer places in Chitral, which is located in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday expressed his grief and sorrow for the victims and all the flood-related damages.

According to a government statement, Sharif wanted to visit the flood-affected area in Chitral but could not fly due to bad weather.

Floods triggered by monsoon rains kill scores of people often in Pakistan.

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