Monday, 23 September 2019 01:11 GMT

Landslide kills 8 in northwest Pakistan

(MENAFN - The Peninsula) AA

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: At least eight people, including seven children, were killed and three others wounded in landslide in northwestern tribal region on Friday, official said.

The incident took place while a group of children were collecting mud near a hill in Utmankhel area of Bajaur Agency, near Afghan border.

"The rescue operation is in progress and seven dead bodies of the children and a woman have been recovered from the debris," Bakht Jehan Khan, a local political administration officer told Anadolu Agency.

The injured were shifted to the hospital in Bajaur Agency, one of the seven tribal districts that borders with Kunar province of Afghanistan.


Landslide kills 8 in northwest Pakistan


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