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28 more killed in Pakistan floods


At least 28 people were killed and 48 injured in heavy monsoon-triggered flash floods and other rain-related incidents in Pakistan, authorities said on Monday.

The total death toll in Pakistan from this season’s monsoon rains since mid-June has risen to 1,061 along with 1,575 others injured, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said.

According to a report released by the NDMA on Sunday night, at least 11 children and three women were among those who lost their lives in rain-related accidents across the country. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province was the worst hit with 16 killed.

Additionally, 992,871 houses, 170 bridges and 157 shops have been destroyed, the officials said.

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