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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.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 17 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 17, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.15 for buying and 296.1 for selling while British Pound stands at 344.25 for buying, and 347.6 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 17 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.15 296.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.25 347.6
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 911.26
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 58.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 166.75
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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