At least 63 people were killed in separate rain-related accidents in Pakistan's north Gilgit Baltistan area, north-west Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) province and north-east Kashmir area, local media said on Monday (4 April). In the disaster-affected areas, the rain triggered heavy landslides, destroying many houses.
Just in KPK, 47 people were killed and 37 others injured as heavy rains caused houses to collapse and landslides, according to the provincial disaster management authority.
A number of bridges and roads were also swept away by floodwater in different parts of the province, disrupting road traffic. Footage showed a bridge in Shalfalam collapse as water rushed around it.
The torrential rain and hailstorm in various areas of the province also caused serious damage to orchards and other standing crops. The local meteorological office said that widespread rain and thunder was accompanied by strong gusty winds with isolated heavy falls likely to persist in western and upper parts of the country for the next 24 hours.