Flash flood in South Waziristan kills 8

April 13, 2019

Email

Eight individuals — including six women and two children — were killed in a flash flood in the Toi Khullah tehsil of South Waziristan on Saturday. — Reuters/File
Eight individuals — including six women and two children — were killed in a flash flood in the Toi Khullah tehsil of South Waziristan on Saturday. — Reuters/File

Eight individuals — including six women and two children — were killed in a flash flood in the Toi Khullah tehsil of South Waziristan on Saturday.

According to district administration officials, a vehicle heading to a wedding party was travelling from Wana to Zarmilan. It drowned, taking its occupants with it, when it was caught in the flash flood.

As per the officials, six children remain missing and a search operation is underway to find them.

The bodies of the deceased have been recovered from the flood water. Pakistan Army and district administration officials are continuing a search for the missing individuals.