Landslides leave 23 dead, 16 injured in Pakistan

Heavy rains triggered landslides that struck two villages in Pakistan's mountainous northwest Sunday, leaving 23 people dead and 16 others injured, police said. The deaths were caused by people trapped under the rubble of homes that were hit by landslides in the villages of Gayal and Mangri in Kohistan district, police officer Habib Khan said. The dead included men, women and children, Khan said. State-run Pakistan Television reported that landslides blocked sections of a highway that stretches through Kohistan, a rugged district, and connects Pakistan with neighboring China.