'Mini cyclone' wrecks Peshawar

Published April 27, 2015
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

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.

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