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Three killed, seven injured in rain related incidents in KP

PESHAWAR: Three people were killed and seven others sustained wounds in rain related incidents in Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa (KP) in recent heavy down pour, ARY News reported on Wednesday.

According to the official sources, the wheat and other crops have been badly affected in recent rains in the province.

Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa Chief Minister Mehmood Khan has directed the authorities concerned to ensure preventive measures in the wake of recent heavy rains.

On the other hand, the Rescue-1122 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has issued an alert about heavy rain and storm in the province during the next 48 hours.

People have been advised to contact Rescue 1122 in case of any emergency.

The Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO) in its statement said as many as 211 feeders were tripped due to rain, from which 109 were restored.

Read more: Weather forecast: rain with dust storm expected in parts of country

Work to restore remaining feeders was underway, the PESCO spokesperson said.

According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), rain with dust storm or thunderstorm accompanied by gusty winds is expected in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, at isolated places in Balochistan, Punjab, Islamabad, Quetta, Zhob divisions, and Kashmir.

It is pertinent to mention here that widespread rainfall with thunderstorm across the country and a dust storm in Karachi killed at least 25 people and scores of others injured.

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