Rain-related incidents declare 163 lives in Pakistan


Islamabad, August 31

At least 163 individuals have been killed and 101 others injured in rain-related incidents in Pakistan in the course of the annual monsoon season within the nation, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) stated on Monday.

Twenty 9 individuals have been killed within the final 24 hours, together with 27 in Sindh province and the remainder in Punjab.

According to the NDMA knowledge, since June 15, a complete of 61 individuals have been killed in Sindh, 48 in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, 17 in Balochistan, 16 in Punjab, 11 in Gilgit-Baltistan area and 10 in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

“Those killed included 80 males, 17 females and 66 children,” it stated.

Out of the injured, 44 individuals belong from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, 22 from Sindh, 13 every from Balochistan and Punjab, 5 from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and 4 in Gilgit-Baltistan.

The NDMA reported that 1,051 homes have been absolutely broken because of rains, floods and landslides, whereas one other 543 have been partially broken.

The Army troops are supporting the civil administration with rescue and aid actions, it stated.

Monsoon rains hit the sub-continent yearly in the summertime, bringing heavy downpour and floods and affecting tons of and hundreds of individuals.

Meanwhile, residents of the nation’s monetary hub Karachi took to streets to protest towards the water logging and energy outage within the metropolis, 5 days after it obtained record-breaking rainfall inflicting widespread devastation, the Dawn newspaper reported on Monday.

The protesters, carrying placards and chanting slogans, demanded that the drainage system within the areas be improved and roads repaired, the report stated. PTI



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