PESHAWAR, Pakistan – Pakistani officials say a mudslide buried eight teenage students returning home after exams in the country's north, which has seen heavy rains in recent days.
The spokesman for the local disaster management authority, Latifur Rehman, said Sunday the incident occurred in Susam village, near the Afghan border, the previous day.
Rehman says the district administration is working with the army, police and paramilitary forces to recover the bodies of the eight students, who are presumed dead. Two bodies have been recovered so far.
More than a week of heavy rain has caused mudslides and the collapse of homes and other structures across northern Pakistan. The disaster management authority says at least 43 people have died in such incidents since March 9.