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Torrential rains kill five in Gilgit-Baltistan


The recent torrential rains that have engulfed the northern regions of Pakistan have claimed five lives in Gilgit-Baltistan and reportedly 152 died in various districts of Pakhtunkhuwa province. According to media reports three children in Tangir valley, one lady in Hodor and one young man in Khalti village near Phander were swept away in the water. Many more have been rendered homeless, and seasonal crops were destroyed, hundreds of apple, apricot, and other fruit trees were also uprooted along river banks in Gilgit, Yasin and elsewhere across the region.

A local resident in Kondodas, Gilgit told GB Post that he was ‘horrified’ to see the flooding in Hanesara and ‘this is the first time that the river has been so much flooded’. GB adminsitration has asked the army to help in relief operations and ensure that further lives are not lost.

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