Pakistan: 173 killed, 260 injured due to rain-related incidents  


According to ARY News, torrential rains in Pakistan have killed 173 people and injured 260 others since June, according to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).

According to the NDMA report, rain-related incidents killed 69 men, 32 women, and 72 children across the country. Furthermore, 110 men, 76 women, and 74 children were hurt.

The province of Punjab saw the largest number of casualties, with 67 people killed in heavy rains. In Punjab, 158 people were injured as a result of monsoon-related incidents.

Rain killed 47 people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and ten individuals were killed in Balochistan, according to ARY News.

Furthermore, the rain claimed the lives of 21 people in Sindh, 12 in PoK, and five in the Gilgit Baltistan region, according to the study.

In addition, 11 people were killed in monsoon-related incidents in Islamabad, according to ARY News.

According to reports, 1485 dwellings were damaged in the country’s catastrophic deluge. The floods also swept away 475 cow heads throughout the country, according to sources.

Pakistan’s Met Office has issued warnings of urban and flash floods in Lahore and other places, as the city continued to get heavy rain on Saturday, according to Dawn.

The Pakistan Meteorological Department issued a warning of urban flooding in Lahore’s low-lying neighborhoods, as well as flash flooding in the city’s nullahs.

As a result, rain-wind/thundershowers were projected across Punjab, Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, northeast Balochistan, and Gilgit Baltistan, according to Dawn.

Meanwhile, the NDMA of Pakistan has predicted flooding in Kabul River tributaries and Dera Ghazi Khan’s hill torrents from July 27 to 30.