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Horrendous Floods Kill Dozens in Pakistan After Heavy Rains

Floods triggered by heavy rain in Pakistan have killed at least 55 people, officials said.

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Vendors and residents stand in floodwaters that rushed through a market area on the outskirts of Peshawar on April 3, 2016.

Flash floods are commonly triggered during South Asia's summer monsoon season. Pre-monsoon rains like the current downpour frequently cause damage in Pakistan — particularly in rural villages with minimal infrastructure.

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Heavy rains hit a Pakistani market area on the outskirts of Peshawar on April 3.

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Floodwaters have destroyed many makeshift tents in the market area.

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A man tries to salvage materials on the outskirts of Peshawar on April 3.

Heavy rain across northwest Pakistan and areas of Kashmir caused landslides and the roofs of dozens of homes to collapse, officials said.

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Pakistanis cross a flooded street on the outskirts of Peshawar on April 4.

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A Pakistani vendor tries to salvage his belongings in the floodwaters on April 4.

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Pakistanis cross a flooded street following heavy rain on the outskirts of Peshawar on April 4.

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Image: Residents use a bridge covered with floodwater after heavy rain in Nowshera District on the outskirts of Peshawar

Residents walk on a bridge covered by floodwaters in Nowshera District on the outskirts of Peshawar on April 4.

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Pakistanis use boats and inner tubes to float around in floodwaters on the outskirts of Peshawar on April 4.

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Pakistani men stand over their vehicles submerged by floodwaters.

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Pakistani villagers watch as flash floods sweep through a market area on the outskirts of Peshawar on April 3.

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Pakistani villagers collect their belongings following flash floods on the outskirts of Peshawar on April 3.

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A Pakistani man rests on a roof in a flooded area on April 4.

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A Pakistani man sits on a inner tube and paddles in floodwaters on the outskirts of Peshawar on April 4.

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Pakistanis collect corpses of dead sheep from their flooded farm house, on the outskirts of Peshawar on April 4.

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People try to pull a vehicle from mud near a flooded road following torrential rains on the outskirts of Peshawar on April 5.  

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Pakistanis move their furniture out of flooded area on the outskirts of Peshawar on April 5.

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