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26 dead, over 180 hurt as mini cyclone lashes Peshawar

08:22 PM | 26 Apr, 2015
26 dead, over 180 hurt as mini cyclone lashes Peshawar
PESHAWAR (Staff Report) – At least 26 people were killed and over 180 injured when a heavy rainstorm battered Peshawar and parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province Sunday evening, officials and rescuers said.

According to Met Office, it was a mini cyclone having wind speed of 110 kilometres per hour.

A rescue operation is in progress but is being hampered due to blocked roads and communication barriers in affected areas.

A military team has been called in therefore to help intensify rescue efforts. The team has been equipped with ground penetrating radars, concrete cutters and sniffer dogs, according to a tweet by DG ISPR Major-General Asim Bajwa.

A state of emergency has already been declared in hospitals, on orders from the administration.

 

Rescuers said a number of houses collapsed, and roofs and walls of dozens caved in. The ferocious storm uprooted trees and electricity poles, damaged cellphone towers with crumpled wires hanging on roads. Power supply to many areas lie suspended.

The Met Office said the cyclone had lost speed but heavy rainfall was expected in the province's northern districts over the next three to four hours.

 

The AFP said flood water from torrential rainfall had reached three feet (one metre) deep in some parts of the city.

 

 

The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 24 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains largely stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 24, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

On Saturday, Euro stands at 302  for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 24 February 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.10 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94

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