A freak “mini-cyclone” tore roofs of buildings and brought down trees and power poles in Pakistan, killing 45 people and injuring more than 200, officials said.
Army teams were on their way to the area of Peshawar city to help with the rescue, a military spokesman said according to Euronews on Monday.
The wind, accompanied by heavy rain and hail late on Sunday, disrupted power supplies and telecommunications services and damaged infrastructure and crops, said district official Riaz Mehsud.
The injured overwhelmed Peshawar’s main Lady Reading Hospital, a spokesman said.
Heavy weather on Monday forced the Pakistani military to cancel two flights to Nepal taking supplies to survivors of Saturday’s earthquake. They were rescheduled to Tuesday.