Digital Desk, Islamabad. At least five people were killed and one injured in flash floods triggered by heavy rains in Pakistan in the last 24 hours. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) gave this information.
According to an NDMA report released on Wednesday evening, two children and a woman were among those killed in separate flood-related incidents. The report said the country’s south-western Balochistan province was the worst-hit region with three deaths, followed by northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province with two deaths.
In different parts of Pakistan, 5,091 houses were destroyed, 10,336 cattle were killed and 300 km of roads were damaged. The total death toll in Pakistan from this season’s monsoon rains and floods since mid-June has risen to 1,486, with 12,749 injured, the NDMA said.
The NDMA said 179,281 people have been rescued and another 546,288 people are currently living in the camps, Xinhua news agency reported. Rescue and relief operations are underway by NDMA, other government organisations, volunteers and non-government organizations in the flood affected areas.
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