Police say heavy monsoon rains lashing northern Pakistan have worsened flooding there, causing homes to collapse and killing another 16 people.

The latest fatalities in Chitral in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province bring the number of deaths blamed on the flooding this week to 32 nationwide.

Local police official Abdul Qayyum said Saturday that rescuers the day before found the bodies of 16 people in the rubble of homes around Chitral. He said at least 20 people have been killed in Chitral since Sunday, when flash floods hit the region.

The flooding also has killed 12 people in Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province and in the country's eastern Punjab province.

The latest spell of rains, which started on Friday, is likely to continue for another two days in Pakistan.