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Tuesday, March 28, 2023

36 more killed in Pakistan floods


At least 36 people were killed and 1,941 others injured in heavy monsoon rain-triggered flash floods and other rain-related incidents in the last 24 hours in Pakistan, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said.

According to a report released by the NDMA on Tuesday evening, the country’s eastern Punjab province was the worst-hit region with 19 killed and 1,918 others injured, followed by the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province which reported nine deaths.

The total death toll in Pakistan from this season’s monsoon rains since mid-June has risen to at least 1,162, along with 3,554 others injured, the NDMA said.

Additionally, 1,057,388 houses, 243 bridges and 173 shops have been destroyed, while an estimated 730,483 livestock perished in the rains across the country, it said.

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