PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani officials say flash floods triggered by heavy rains and a landslide have killed at least five people, including two tourists, in the country’s northwest.
Taimur Khan, a spokesman for the provincial Disaster Management Authority, said on Friday that several people were also injured over the past 24 hours in the floods in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
Police say the two tourists died when a landslide swept away their car in the town of Naran, were scores of tourists and residents were stranded. Authorities say a key mountainous road that was blocked because of the landslide near Naran has now partially been cleared for traffic.
Rains and snowfall often cause landslides and flash floods in various parts of Pakistan, where millions live in mountainous areas.