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Watch: Multi-storey hotel, house washed away by raging floodwater in Swat

02:38 PM | 26 Aug, 2022
Watch: Multi-storey hotel, house washed away by raging floodwater in Swat
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PESHAWAR – A multi-storey hotel collapsed on Friday in Kalam after its foundation was swept away by raging floodwater in River Swat, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Horrifying videos circulating on social media shows the structure of the “Honeymoon Hotel”, which was located on the bank of the river, started caving in from one side and it was washed away in a blink of eye.

Reports said that no causality was reported in the incident as all hotels near the river were vacated after water started rising in the river due to abnormal rainfall in eighth monsoon spell.

In another video from upper Swat, a house was washed away by the water and it is yet to confirm if any causality happened in the incident.

Another disturbing video purportedly from the Swat region shows five people, who were trapped on a hill, drowning after the hill was swept away by the floods. All the five persons have reportedly died.

Meanwhile, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has declared an emergency in Swat after the extreme flooding in the district caused massive destruction following record rains.

The federal government has also declared an emergency in the flood-hit areas as the death toll from monsoon rains and flash floods has surged to 937.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal 12 April

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 12, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Friday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 12 April 2024

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