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Thursday 21 August 2014

Rains lead to 14 deaths in Pakistan

A Pakistani empties a bucket of muddy water from his home after it was flooded by heavy rains in Peshawar (AP)

Heavy rains have led to the deaths of at least 14 people in different parts of Pakistan, according to officials.

Latifur Rehman, a disaster management official in northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, said that heavy rain caused about 120 houses to collapse in the province and killed at least eight people.

Police officer Hidayat Baluch said heavy rain caused the wall of a factory to buckle in the town of Hub in southwest Baluchistan province, killing six people, including four children. Three people were injured.

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