Three members of the same family have died and two more have been injured, after a landslide at Silyazzai in the Zhob District of Balochistan Province, Pakistan, on Sunday 17 June 2018, Those involved are reported to be the family of Rahmatullah Safi, a freelance photographer and politician, who were visiting a local beauty spot as part of the Eid celebrations when the event occurred. The deceased have been identified as Najeebullah, 8, Raza Gul, 10, and Mohibullah, 13, while Rahmatullah Safi himself and an older son were injured.
Vehicle belonging to Rahmatullah Safi, destroyed in the 17 June 2018 Silyazzai landslide. Hafeezullah Sherani/Dawn.
The incident is reported to have occurred following heavy rains in the area associated with the Indian Summer Monsoon.
Diagrammatic representation of wind and rainfall patterns in a tropical monsoon climate. Geosciences/University of Arizona.
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