Melting of glacier causes flash floods in Pakistan's north

Pakistani children play in flooded street following heavy rain in Lahore, Pakistan, Friday, July 20, 2018. Flash floods are common across Pakistan during the monsoon rains, which killed two people in the northwestern city of Peshawar after a roof caved in there. official said. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
People mourn the deaths of their family members in Peshawar, Pakistan, Friday, July 20, 2018. Heavy rain resulted in roof collapsing and has killed a father and daughter while injuring son, police said. (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)
Pakistani villagers salvage belongings from their collapsed houses in Peshawar, Pakistan, Friday, July 20, 2018. Heavy rain resulted in roof collapsing and has killed a father and daughter while injuring son, police said. (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Pakistani officials say the melting of a glacier has unleashed landslides and floods in the country's northern district of Ghizer, inundating dozens of homes and displacing hundreds of people.

Mohammad Khalid, a local police official, said Friday that authorities are sending relief supplies to the flood-hit villages.

The region's disaster management authority said authorities are evacuating people from Ghizer, where a key road has been flooded. Residents say dozens of people have taken refuge further up mountains and were waiting for help.

Also Friday, two people were killed in the northwestern city of Peshawar after a roof caved in, and rains also lashed the eastern city of Lahore.

Landslides and flash floods are common across Pakistan during the monsoon season.

Must Read

India plans surrogacy ban for foreigners,...

Aug 24, 2016

The Indian government plans to ban foreigners, single parents and gay couples from using India's...

Indian police detain 6 for New Year's Eve...

Jan 4, 2017

Police have detained at least six suspects days after outrage erupted in India over several women...

Library grounds in southern India turn into quiet...

Feb 18, 2017

In the congested southern Indian city of Hyderabad, the sprawling grounds of the central library...

Before "Lion," the story behind an unlikely...

Mar 1, 2017

Four years before the Oscar-nominated movie "Lion" was released, two AP reporters told the story of...

India reports its first 3 cases of the Zika virus

May 28, 2017

India has reported its first three cases of the Zika virus, including two pregnant women who...

About Us

Daily Tech Geek delivers Technology news only covering the multiple fields in the industry.

Contact us: sales[at]dailytechgeek.com

Subscribe Now!