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Monday, August 5, 2013

More than 90 dead in Pakistan floods ravaging the whole country

The numbered of deceased by the torrential rains that devastate Pakistan since Friday Sunday has increased more than 90 people, while meteorological services expect continued rainfall, local media reported. According to the newspaper 'Dawn', fatalities occurred in several parts of the country by floods, landslides and electrocution, while there are dozens missing, authorities said. A spokesman for the National Authority for Disaster Management (NDMA),Imtiaz Mohyudin , contacted by Efe said there is still no official count of victims as "the emergency situation is still" and the calculation will be made ​​later. " A large part of the country has been flooded , "said the spokesman.

A country awash

In the eastern provinces of Kabul, Wardak and Khost, Afghanistan, rains caused flooding that caused at least 61 deaths. "Initial reports indicate that at least 61 people, including women and children, have been killed, and another two dozen are injured," said Ghulam Farooq, spokesman for the disaster management agency. There are also dozens missing. According Faruq, 42 people died in Sorobi district in Kabul, where several bazaars were flooded and at least 237 homes destroyed. To the west of the country, in the province of Baluchistan, killing seven people yesterday, while in Karachi , the financial capital, at least 12 people died mainly due to electrocution and walls collapsing. Torrential rains hit the province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and the Federal Control Tribal Areas (FATA), at least 17 ​​people have died since Friday because of flooding. In the province of Punjab, meanwhile, killed six others. Rainfall in the north have destroyed homes and bridges, and forced residents to abandon some areas, especially in the province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, one of the most affected areas. The meteorological department NDMA rains expected to continue during the next 24 hours.
Pakistan lived in 2010 the worst floods in its history after an unusually rainy monsoon caused about 2,000 deaths , most of them in the north of the country. In 2011 there were also significant flooding with numerous victims.

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