Pakistan: Torrential rain and flash floods death toll rises to 96

The met department has warned of more rains in coming days.

Islamabad | Published:August 15, 2013 9:38 pm

National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Thursday said that at least 96 people have been killed and another 99 injured as heavy rains continue to lash different parts of Pakistan,amidst prediction of more rains.

Deaths occurred mostly in North Western province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa where 24 people were killed.

Another 22 were killed in Sindh,18 in Punjab,16 in Balochistan,12 in tribal areas and four in Kashmir.

Around 90,000 people were also affected in the rain and floods which started two weeks ago.

About 5,000 houses were fully or partially damaged while crops over 1,45,000 acres were also destroyed,causing huge loses to national exchequer.

The rain have also done an extensive damage to roads.

The meteorological department has warned of more rains in coming days.

Pakistan has suffered monsoon floods for the last three years. In the worst floods triggered by the torrential rain in 2010,more than 1700 people were killed and over 20 million were affected.

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