Pakistan: 18 more dead in monsoon rains bringing total to 61

14th Jul 2017
Pakistan: 18 more dead in monsoon rains bringing total to 61

By Islamuddin Sajid

 

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AA): At least 18 people were killed and 30 others injured in rain-related incidents in different parts of the country since Tuesday, taking the death toll to 61 in past two weeks, an official said.

Since Tuesday, the highest number of casualties was reported in southwestern province of Balochistan, where seven people were killed, said Bilal Ahmed, spokesman for disaster management authority in northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Six people were killed in northeastern Punjab province, while five in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Bilal told Anadolu Agency.

Around 30 people including women and children have also been injured in different parts of the country, he added.

Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has also issued a flash flood warning after current spell of monsoon rains and said more rains are expected in next 24 hours across the country.

[Photo: Pakistani motorcyclist drives through a flooded street after heavy monsoon rains hit Rawalpindi province of Pakistan on July 13, 2017. Photographer: Muhabiri MUHAMMAD REZA/AA]

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