Turkey offers to help Pakistan after deadly floods

Turkish Foreign Ministry says Turkey is ready to help Pakistan which has been hit by flash floods that killed at least 60 people

Photo by: AP
Photo by: AP

Pakistani villagers watch floodwaters following heavy rain on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan, Monday, April 4, 2016.

Turkey has offered to help Pakistan in every way in the aftermath of deadly flash floods in the country that have so far killed more than 60 people.

The Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Monday that Turkey remains in solidarity with Pakistan and its Pakistani brothers. It also said that in case of any need, Turkey is ready to offer every kind of help.

According to initial reports, more than 60 people have been killed and dozens others have been injured during heavy rainfall in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province and Gilgit-Baltistan region near the border with China.

Pakistani villagers watch floodwaters after heavy rain on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan, Monday, April 4, 2016. (AP)

"We wish Allah's mercy and grace for the victims, offer our sympathy to the families of those killed in the disaster and wish a speedy recovery to the survivors," the statement added.

Torrential rainfall and flash floods have also caused landslides in several parts of KP and Gilgit-Baltistan, killing 63 people, blocking roads and cutting remote villages off from main districts, according to Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority.

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