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Torrential rain, hailstorm in Peshawar kills 16


Torrential rain and hailstorm in Peshawar region of Pakistan have claimed lives of at least 16 people and injured 60 others, Geo News reported.

Ten people, including six children and two women, died and 50 others were injured when the roof of a madrasa and boundary walls collapsed in the city

Severe hail storms hit parts of the Peshawar on Friday evening and caused damage to properties in Akhundabad, Gujjarabad, Wazirbagh, Faqirabad and other areas of the city.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has announced compensation of Rs 300,000 to the family members of each of the deceased and Rs100,000 to each injured person.

According to the Dawn Media Group, PM Nawaz has also directed the National Disaster Management Authority to assess the losses of people affected by rain in Peshawar and help in their rehabilitation.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 15, 2014