Flood Death Toll in Pakistan Approaching 100

15 Aug 2013 by Local Press Report

Floods triggered by monsoon rains have killed 96 people across Pakistan in the past two weeks and affected nearly 90,000 others, officials said Thursday. “Up to 96 people have been killed so far and 99 others have been injured during the monsoon rains and floods so far,” an official in the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), told AFP. “A population of 89,439 have been affected and 2372 houses were destroyed. Other 1909 houses were partially damaged by the rains and floods,” Rima Zuberi, a spokeswoman of NDMA, said. Officials in the most populous province of Punjab, which has been hit hard this week by particularly heavy rains, said that they were still collecting damage reports from different districts...

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