8 children died in a landslide in Pakistan

8 children died in a landslide in Pakistan
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According to rescue officials, eight children were killed in a landslide in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region on Friday.

A group of youngsters were playing cricket at the foot of a dune in Shangla district when it was buried by a landslip on Thursday, according to a statement from the state-run Rescue 1122.

Rescue 1122, local volunteers, and Pakistan Army rescue teams rescued eight dead and a wounded kid from the rubble after an hours-long operation till late Thursday night, according to Xinhua news agency.

Locals have confirmed that no more children are missing beneath the rubble.

The rescue crews stated that the landslip was caused by heavy rain that had been falling in the region since Wednesday.