Flood water kills 26 wedding guests in Pakistan

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PESHAWAR, Pakistan: At least 26 people, mostly children, were killed on Saturday when a vehicle carrying wedding guests was washed off a mountainous road by floods and flung into a gorge, officials said. The dead included 18 children and six women. Rahimullah Mehsud, a local government official of Khyber tribal district, earlier said rescue workers and residents were facing difficulties as the “area is remote and mountainous.” The accident happened when a pick-up truck carrying the groom’s party of 29 was hit by floods in a remote village in Khyber, one of Pakistan’s seven tribal districts bordering Afghanistan.

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