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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

54 more killed in Pakistan floods


At least 54 people were killed and six others injured in heavy monsoon rain-triggered flash floods in the last 24 hours in Pakistan, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said.

According to a report released by the NDMA on Tuesday, 18 children and 10 women were among those who lost their lives in separate flood-related incidents.

The total death toll in Pakistan from this season’s monsoon rains and floods since mid-June has risen to around 1,481 along with 12,748 injured, the NDMA said.

Additionally, 1,755,281 houses have been destroyed, while an estimated 908,137 livestock animals have perished in the rains and subsequent floods across the country, it said.

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