San Francisco Chronicle
At least 17 die in heavy rains
Torrential monsoon rains and mudslides hit areas in northwestern Pakistan on Sunday, destroying homes and killing at least 17 people, police said.
Officer Mohammad Nawaz said eleven bodies were recovered from the debris of mud and brick houses in the Tor Ghar
district, and rescuers were searching for the remaining victims, which included women and children.
Nawaz said three adjacent homes were completely swept away in a remote village of the district. Authorities in the city of Abbottabad said a mudslide in a suburb also killed a couple and their child, and injured three others.
The country’s disaster management authorities said they were dispatching relief aid to the affected area but mudslides were obstructing delivery. Efforts were under way to clear the roads.