As many as 108 people were reported killed during the last 24 hours across Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa as heavy downpour continued battering the province and adjacent Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), ARY NEWS reported.

Rivers burst their banks during monsoon rains, washing away streets and battering a dam in most severe floods in decades in northwest country, Hundreds of thousands more were stranded as rescue workers struggled to reach far-flung villages.

Fifty-two deaths were reported only Swat and Shangla districts, while 56 in other areas of the KP bringing the rain-related death toll to 108.

KP’s Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) government has declared emergency, kicking off ferry and helicopter service for rescue of the flood hit people.

Rain also wreaked havoc in Malakand, Noshehra, Dir and other areas where hundreds of homes were collapsed and dozens of people are believed missing.

In Punjab, dozens of villages were inundated in Rajanpur, Rojhan and Tonsa areas, killing four people on Thursday.

In Balochistan, heavy rain and flooding caused overflow in Balanari and Zob River, resulting in inundation of dozens of villages.

The monsoon season often leads to widespread flooding in Pakistan, which has many low-lying villages.

Meteorological office has forecast widespread rain in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, northeast parts of Balochistan, Sindh and Kashmir.

According to Met office report on Thursday, strong monsoon current from Arabian sea is penetrating into sub-mountain areas of Punjab and Kashmir.

Widespread thundershowers are expected in north parts of the country therefore.