Heavy monsoon rains, flash floods claim 43 lives in Pakistan, 61 injured

Published on Jul 05, 2017 09:09 AM IST
Over 60 houses were destroyed and roads were also damaged due to the rains and floods.
Pakistani commuters travel on a street during a heavy rain shower in Karachi.(AFP File Photo)
Pakistani commuters travel on a street during a heavy rain shower in Karachi.(AFP File Photo)
PTI, Islamabad | By

At least 43 people were killed and 61 injured as heavy monsoon rains triggered flash floods in Pakistan, damaging several houses, officials said on Tuesday.

Out of the total deaths, 11 people pere killed in Punjab, 15 in Balochistan, six in Sindh and two in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said in a report

Heavy rains started over the weekend and are still lashing some areas, the NDMA said.

Over 60 houses were destroyed and roads were also damaged due to the rains and floods.

The NDMA has also recorded the deaths of four children in Waziristan over the last 24 hours due to rain and flooding.

It however said that there was no flood in the major rivers which registered normal flow.

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