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PESHAWAR, 26 July: At least seven persons, including a woman and a child, were washed away by gushing water as downpour in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) caused flooding in these regions.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Information Mushtaq Ghani said that heavy rains in Peshawar flooded Budhni nullah which inundated a number of nearby houses besides sweeping away a child. He added that 200 stranded people of the area were shifted to safer locations.

Also, a tourists van plunged into a rain-fed stream in Khan Khwar in Swat. The gushing water of the stream swept away three visitors, including a woman. They victims belonged to Islamabad.

In Bisham, two brothers drowned in Indus River, according to the locals. They said that body of one of them could be retrieved so far. Khyber Agency political administration said that a man was drowned and a number of houses were damaged due to flooding in Malagori area of the tribal agency.

Heavy rains also caused flooding in Safi tehsil of Mohmand Agency, displacing a number of families. Rains have also caused land sliding in certain area which has blocked roads, marooning tourists.

Meanwhile, the administration of Charsadda and Nowshera districts issued red alert to the people residing on the banks of Swat River and Kabul River to move to safer locations as flood may hit these areas.