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PESHAWAR, August 22: Eight people died and more than 30 were injured in hailing and rainstorm in the provincial capital Peshawar.

The administration officials say that on 21 August, roofs of several houses and shops collapsed in Regi, Badaber, Karkhano Market and other areas, leaving eight people dead, including five children and one woman, and 33 injured.

The injured were taken to the Lady Reading Hospital, Khyber Teaching Hospital, and Hayatabad Medical Complex where some of them were said to be in critical condition.

The provincial government has announced to provide cash assistance of 300,000 rupees to families of the deceased, 100,000 rupees to those who were maimed for life and 50,000 rupees for the injured.

Meanwhile, seven people were injured amid the rainstorm in Jamrud tehsil of Khyber Agency.

Last week 18 people died when rainstorm hit Peshawar.