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A severe storm in northwest Pakistan, dubbed a "mini-cyclone" killed 44 people and injured more than 200, officials said.

Fallen trees, rubble from buildings and mobile phone towers blocked several main roads in Peshawar while flood water from torrential rainfall reached three feet (one metre) deep in some parts of the city of more than three million people.

People salvage what they can from a house that collapsed from heavy rain. — AP
People salvage what they can from a house that collapsed from heavy rain. — AP
Residents collect bricks after their house collapsed following heavy rain and winds in Peshawar on April 27, 2015. — AFP
Residents collect bricks after their house collapsed following heavy rain and winds in Peshawar on April 27, 2015. — AFP
A resident carries the body of a child killed in heavy rain and winds in Peshawar on April 27, 2015. — AFP
A resident carries the body of a child killed in heavy rain and winds in Peshawar on April 27, 2015. — AFP
Soldiers remove mud from a home after it was damaged in heavy rain and winds in Peshawar on April 27, 2015. — AFP
Soldiers remove mud from a home after it was damaged in heavy rain and winds in Peshawar on April 27, 2015. — AFP
Residents pray alongside the coffins of victims killed in heavy rain and winds in Peshawar on April 27, 2015. — AFP
Residents pray alongside the coffins of victims killed in heavy rain and winds in Peshawar on April 27, 2015. — AFP
Residents collect belongings at their home after it was damaged in heavy rain and winds in Peshawar. — AFP
Residents collect belongings at their home after it was damaged in heavy rain and winds in Peshawar. — AFP
Soldiers remove belongings from a home after it was damaged in heavy rain and winds in Peshawar. — AFP
Soldiers remove belongings from a home after it was damaged in heavy rain and winds in Peshawar. — AFP
A resident sits alongside with his belongings following heavy rain and winds in Peshawar. — AFP
A resident sits alongside with his belongings following heavy rain and winds in Peshawar. — AFP
Workers remove debris at a toll booth on a highway after it was damaged in heavy rain and winds in Peshawar. — AFP
Workers remove debris at a toll booth on a highway after it was damaged in heavy rain and winds in Peshawar. — AFP
Residents remove a damaged tree from a street following heavy rain and winds. — AFP
Residents remove a damaged tree from a street following heavy rain and winds. — AFP
A man collects belongings from his house partially-destroyed following heavy rain in the outskirts of Peshawar. — Reuters
A man collects belongings from his house partially-destroyed following heavy rain in the outskirts of Peshawar. — Reuters
Villagers carry coffins of victims killed from heavy rain and windstorm that reached up to a speed of 120 kph (75 mph) Sunday evening which collapsed hundreds of buildings, uprooted trees, and electric poles, in Peshawar. — AP
Villagers carry coffins of victims killed from heavy rain and windstorm that reached up to a speed of 120 kph (75 mph) Sunday evening which collapsed hundreds of buildings, uprooted trees, and electric poles, in Peshawar. — AP
People collect their belonging from a house. — AP
People collect their belonging from a house. — AP
A boy collects his belongings from his home. — AP
A boy collects his belongings from his home. — AP
Villagers carry coffins of victims killed from heavy rain and windstorm. — AP
Villagers carry coffins of victims killed from heavy rain and windstorm. — AP

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umesh g Apr 27, 2015 06:41pm

Well, it is good to see people and the establishment reach out to help in such circumstances.But what really matters is how conduct ourselves before and such calamities occur.

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Dulqar sadiki Apr 27, 2015 10:22pm

How is an cycle hit peshawar?

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Nadeem Apr 27, 2015 10:28pm

It must be twister. Cyclone is a name for Sea Storm which develops in Indian Ocean. Like Hurricane in Atlantic and Typhoon in Pacific Ocean.

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Adil Jadoon Apr 28, 2015 07:02am

It is always the poor who suffer. There should be a minimum safety requirement for any housing across the country and the govt. Should take steps to ensure the building materials are cheaper for consumers to use in their construction.

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