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Flash floods claim seven lives in Pakistan

Flash floods that hit a village in northwest Pakistan killed at least seven persons, a security official said on Friday.

world Updated: Jun 26, 2010 00:50 IST

Flash floods that hit a village in northwest Pakistan killed at least seven persons, a security official said on Friday.

The bodies of the seven persons were recovered from debris by rescue teams after the floods hit Uchosht village near Chitral town, said Subedar Major Maqbool Ahmad of the Border Police force.

The floods that hit Ochosht Thursday night destroyed seven houses and damaged 20 more.

Five women were among the dead.

The rescue teams are trying to recover some persons reported as missing.

Residents of the area were in their homes when walls and roofs collapsed as a wave of water 10 feet high hit the village.

A three-year-old child whose father and mother died survived miraculously.