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June 1, 2016

11 die as heavy rainfall, thunderstorm hit parts of country

ISLAMABAD: At least 11 people including two women were killed and scores of others wounded on Wednesday when heavy rainfall and thunderstorm hit upper parts of Pakistan.

According to reports, heavy downpour slammed federally administered tribal areas and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa causing widespread devastation.

Rescuers said that four people two of them women were killed in Nowshehra and Jamrud. One child was reportedly killed in Charsadda.

In Islamabad a fire broke out at a vegetable market when power cables fell on them due to thunderstorm. Fire brigade reached the scene and launched efforts to extinguish the blaze.

Seven people died in rain-related incidents in Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

According to aviation sources, flight operation was suspended at Benazir International Airport due to the storm.

In addition Metro bus service was also halted in the federal capital after strong winds broke windows of metro stations.