Two die in roof collapse: Cold returns to Swat after rain, snowfall

SWAT: The intermittent rain on the second consecutive day on Tuesday, coupled with a light snowfall in some of the hilly areas, brought back cold wave in the scenic Swat valley, whereas not only locals but tourists are also enjoying the pleasant weather.

Moreover, two minor brothers were killed and the mother sustained severe injuries when roof of their house collapsed during heavy rains at Cheena village of Gagra Tehsil in the neighboring Buner District on Tuesday.

According to details, June turned into December in Swat district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the severity of cold has increased due to snowfall in the mountains including Desan Banda of Kalam valley on Tuesday.

The snowfall began in Desan Banda, a few kilometers away from Kalam Valley, on Tuesday after four days of heavy rains. The tourists from across the country enjoyed the snowfall and captured beautiful scenes through their cameras and cellphones.

Mudassir, a tourist from Lahore, said that he had heard about Desan Banda, and found the same, adding he suggests everyone to come and enjoy in this valley, because the weather and the views are very beautiful.


Snowfall was also witnessed on Spin Ghar in Ajmer hill of Shangla district in the month of June. The weather is cold due snowfall in the mountains and rain in the plains areas.

The Meteorological Department has forecast more rains in the next 24 hours.


Two minor brothers were killed and their mother sustained severe injuries when roof of their house collapse during heavy rains at Cheena village of Gagra Tehsil in the neighbouring Buner District here on Tuesday, a local police official confirmed.

According to SHO Altaf Hussain, two children of the same family five-year-old Suhail and three-year-old Tufail were killed while the mother thirty-year-old Shazia, wife of Nizar Ali, sustained multiple injuries the roof collapse.

Rescue 1122 team reached the spot and retrieved two bodies and the wounded woman from the rubble. The injured was shifted to the DHQ Hospital Daggar.

Syed Shahabuddin
Syed Shahabuddin
Reporter at Pakistan Today
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